Men are making appointments at doctor’s offices all over the country to help fight the signs of aging. In fact, this is a growing trend across the U.S. that has continued to gain speed. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men alone in 2017.
Here’s more about why men are getting more surgery and what procedures they are opting for.
Why Are Men Getting More Plastic Surgery?
The stigma of plastic surgery has changed over the years, and it’s no longer a “taboo” topic to talk about. More men are open to the idea of getting a procedure to enhance their appearance, especially in the digital age where social media and selfies are ever-present.
Another reason for the increase in plastic surgery can be described as the “executive edge” theory. As men strive to keep their energetic and youthful edge in the workplace, they often seek treatments to help them maintain that presence. This theory also applies to bodybuilders who are extremely competitive and exhausted fathers wanting their youthful bodies back.
In the end, it all boils down to men wanting to feel good about themselves. “Just like plastic surgery can help women, it can make men feel more confident in their own bodies,” Dr. Bajaj says.
What Cosmetic Procedures Are Men Getting?
Botox, often referred to as “Brotox,” is a popular non-invasive option to erase age lines for men today. Additionally, data shows procedures such as tummy tucks and liposuction have increased by 12%, and, during the same period, male breast reductions have increased by 30%.
Here’s a closer look at these procedures and how they are helping men feel their best.
Male breast reduction surgery, clinically known as reduction mammoplasty, corrects a condition known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is an enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in males. It’s most commonly caused by male estrogen levels that are too high or are out of balance with testosterone levels.
By removing this excess tissue with male breast reduction surgery, patients can increase self-confidence by gaining a chest that is flatter and more masculine in appearance.
Male Tummy Tuck
While tummy tucks are commonly associated with women, especially after childbirth, men can also benefit from tummy tucks. Tummy tucks help men remove extra skin from weight loss to attain their desired physique.
The male tummy tuck has some subtle differences when compared with a women’s tummy tuck. A men’s tummy tuck focuses more on a flat and firm abdomen, instead of targeting natural curves.
Body Contouring for Men After Weight loss
Body contouring is the process of restoring a naturally shaped figure after weight loss. Body contouring helps men achieve the leaner shape they want through a variety of procedures. Procedures such as a neck lift, arm lift, thigh lift, and liposuction all help to contour the body.
Men also use liposuction to remove fatty areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. In many cases, liposuction alone can effectively correct problem areas like love handles and waist. In fact, men retain their skin elasticity longer than women do, which makes the procedure effective.
Whether it’s Brotox, getting a pedicure, or seeking plastic surgery, men today are proudly addressing their problem areas to look and feel their best. Dr. Bajaj and her staff are excited to speak with you about the advantages of these procedures for men. Contact our office today and schedule a consultation!