The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — two leading plastic surgery organizations — have both reported an uptick in plastic surgery procedures among men. According to data collected by these organizations from their members, more men than ever are opting to enhance their looks with plastic surgery. The ASPS notes that currently, one in 10 plastic surgery patients is male.
Here, Dr. David Sayah, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, discusses the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men. Then, he describes a few of the most common reasons why men pursue plastic surgery.
Top Surgical Procedures
Some of the most commonly performed procedures among men include:
- Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelift lift) – removes excess skin and fat from droopy or saggy eyelids.
- Male breast reduction (gynecomastia treatment) – removes excess breast tissue and fat for a flatter and firmer chest.
- Facelift – gives the face and neck a more youthful look by treating loose, saggy and wrinkled skin.
- Pectoral implants –add definition to the chest.
Why Men Pursue Cosmetic Enhancement
The reasons men seek cosmetic enhancement are as unique as the men themselves. However, there are several common reasons that come up often in consultation with Dr. Sayah.
Many men that seek surgical enhancement are business executives that feel young and confident on the inside, but worry about visible signs of aging affecting the way they are perceived at work. These men usually desire cosmetic enhancement to give them a slight edge in the cutthroat job market.
Another common motivation for seeking plastic surgery is to minimize signs of stress from fatherhood. Dads are prone to developing dark circles, wrinkles or even a little extra belly fat due to the rigors of raising children.
Other men simply want to address a lifelong source of embarrassment. They spend years feeling ashamed of oversized ears or a crooked nose, and desire surgical correction for enhanced self-image.
Also, nowadays many baby boomers are re-entering the dating world after divorce, and want to put their best face forward. Plastic surgery can provide the small boost that a man needs to meet new people and date confidently.
Learn More about Male Plastic Surgery with Dr. Sayah
Dr. Sayah offers a complete selection of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments suited to his male patients. Sometimes a simple non-surgical treatment with Botox or dermal fillers can provide the desired enhancement with no recovery or downtime (in other cases, surgical treatment is the better option). Dr. Sayah encourages any man that wants to look and feel his best to schedule an informational consultation at his Beverly Hills practice. To make an appointment with Dr. Sayah, please call (310) 905-8405 today.