*Guest Contribution by Shane Haumpton
Not long ago, women made up the majority of those who had plastic surgeries. But times have definitely changed, as there’s been a fast-growing number of men having the same cosmetic and surgical procedures. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reveals in their 2017 survey that over 30 percent of men considered going under the knife—over a million, in fact, actually did between 2015 to 2017, says The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Let’s look at the top three treatments that men have been going for, according to ASAPS..
Top 3 Male Plastic Surgery Treatments
Both males and females are more particular about their facial appearance, which is why they tend to have surgery on the centermost feature: the nose. With rhinoplasty, facial symmetry can be achieved, making the face look instantly more appealing. At the same time, corrective rhinoplasty can fix nasal injuries and congenital deformities like deviated septums to fully restore breathing functions. There have been more than 50,000 male plastic surgery patients that underwent nose-reshaping in 2017, making it one of the most popular plastic surgery treatments for men.
Men always want to look their best, which typically means looking younger and refreshed.. Blepharoplasty helps them achieve this by eliminating signs of aging around the eye area, particularly by addressing wrinkling and sagging eyelids. Aside from making them look tired and older, droopy lids can obstruct one’s eyesight, which makes this procedure partly functional. The surgery typically involves the removal of excess skin, muscle, and/or fat. In 2017, over 30,000 men have reportedly requested for this procedure.
Large bellies can be a major cause of insecurity for men. Liposuction has helped them reduce the fat around their abdomens, sometimes even around the neck, breast, the sides of the belly, and other parts of the body. It can be performed under local anesthesia and present instant results. The treatment has long been proven to be helpful in improving a person’s physique, which is why more than 20,000 male patients have undergone Liposuction procedures in the year 2017 and was also among the top two treatments in 2016.
Male Plastic Surgery Stigma is Fading
While the rise of male patients in the country is apparent, the stigma towards men going through surgery continues to fade. Some surgeons believe that the decrease is caused by social media, with has undoubtedly caused the proliferation of “selfies” that both empower and enhance other people’s insecurities. Not to mention the huge number of both male and female celebrities and influencers promoting and admitting to undergoing cosmetic and plastic surgeries, mostly to improve their physical appearance.
Our society has surely become more accepting of physical changes, no matter the gender. After all, it’s not always just for vanity. The survey by AAFPRS mentioned above also showed that the majority of male patients had surgery to address image concerns, improve their relationships, and get them ahead in their careers. Understanding these intentions may alleviate any man’s skepticism about plastic surgery and the occasional judgment male patients receive for going under the knife.
Find Only Expert Plastic Surgeons for Your Treatment
As appealing as the benefits sound, no man (or woman) should jump at the nearest opportunity to go under the knife. After all, the risks are obviously high, more so if you avail of a treatment without first researching about the treatment itself, the safety and ethical standards of the procedure, and more importantly, the doctor.
To make sure you get the right treatment for your needs, find only expert and experienced plastic surgeons that are board certified in cosmetic and plastic surgery around the face, head, and neck. Not only will you feel safer in the hands of a good doctor, he or she will also be able to provide you with results that will best suit your unique needs and physical features.