Yes, men get plastic surgery. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that of 900,000 men underwent a cosmetic procedure in 2009—accounting for 9% of cosmetic procedures performed throughout U.S. Not only that, there was and 8% increase in men undergoing cosmetic procedures from to 2008 to 2009.
So what do men want (cosmetically, that is)?
Lipoplasty: 40,519 Procedures Performed in 2009*
Lipoplasty, otherwise known as liposuction, is a way to remove excess fat from different parts of the body. Lipoplasty can also be used to sculpt the body, adding to the appearance of a six-pack in the abdomen or biceps in the arms.
Rhinoplasty: 32,661 Procedures Performed in 2009*
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, can be performed for a multitude of reasons. Some men seek out rhinoplasty as a way to reshape a crooked nose that may be a result of prior sports injuries. Others may be simply dissatisfied with the size or shape of the nose.
Blepharoplasty: 25,004 Procedures Performed in 2009*
Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is performed to remove excess or wrinkling skin around the eyes. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to droop. Blepharoplasty can be performed in conjunction with Botox® and dermal fillers as a form of eye rejuvenation.
Gynecomastia Treatment: 16,801 Procedures Performed in 2009*
Gynecomastia is the appearance of male breasts. This condition can be a result of weight gain and loss, steroid use, or genetics. Surgery can be performed to tighten the skin around the breast tissue or liposuction can be performed to remove excess fat. The two procedures can also be combined to treat more sever cases.
Hair Transplantation: 13,064 Procedures Performed in 2009*
Balding, or even premature balding, is an issue that many men address cosmetically. Transplantation surgery is an option that treats damaged hair follicles. Hair from the back of the head, which is genetically resistant to baldness, is transplanted and regrown on the top of the head. When performed properly, hair transplantation results can look very natural.
While men aren’t undergoing breast augmentation, they are still candidates for numerous popular forms of cosmetic surgery. If you are a male in Bakersfield that is interested in cosmetic enhancement, our friendly staff at The California Institute for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
To Your Health & Beauty,
Vipul R. Dev, M.D.