The numbers are in, and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the most popular plastic surgery procedures requested by men are:
- Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Breast Reduction in Men (Gynecomastia surgery)
- Hair Transplantation
- Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
- Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
And with the increased use of virtual conferencing, we can safely predict an increase in facial procedure requests. If you are a man considering a nose job, ear pinning, facelift, or eyelid surgery, you are far from alone. According to the ASPS, plastic surgeons performed 1.3 million procedures on men in 2019.
A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is a reshaping of the nose. This procedure can be performed for cosmetic purposes, i.e. a patient dislikes the size or shape of their nose. Or for medical purposes if the patient has trouble breathing. In some cases, patients may opt for Rhinoplastly to solve both of these issues. The procedure can be performed non-surgically to lift the tip of the nose, make the tip appear more prominent, smooth out bumps, add volume, or create a more pronounced nose bridge.
An eyelid surgery, or a Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing or repositioning fat or any extra skin from the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or even both. For many patients, sagging skin around the eyes create folds that affect peripheral vision. Therefore, insurance often covers Blepharoplasty as a medical procedure.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat that does not shift with diet and regular exercise alone. In other words, it is not a weight loss procedure. It can, however, be used to on stubborn areas such as under the chin. be performed on the belly, buttocks, chest, abdomen, calves & thighs, and anywhere on the back. The procedure will contour and improve your body’s proportion. Because it is not a weight-loss treatment, Liposuction is good option if you feel you have done all you can, but need a little help to achieve the result you desire.
Male Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure for men who suffer from Gynecomastia. This condition causes male breast tissue to become enlarged and is not the same as chest fat. It can occur due to an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen production during puberty or later in life. The two most common surgeries to correct this condition are liposuction or a mastectomy to remove breast tissue. Learn more about this condition and procedure here.
A hair transplant is a non-invasive surgical procedure to restore hair loss. A plastic or dermatological surgeon removes viable hair follicles from one part of the head. Then, they transfer these follicles to a balding or thinning area to restore the hair. There are two methods of doing hair transplants: Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
Facelift, or Rhytidectomy, is a procedure to lift sagging skin, jowls, and wrinkles on the face and neck. It involves making small incisions in the sides of the face to pull back the skin and lift the face. In doing so, visible signs of aging in the face, jawline, and neck improve, creating a more rejuvenated appearance.
Ear Pinning is medically known as an Otoplasty. It is a procedure to improve the appearance of prominent ears. In other words, ears that “stick out.” Similar to a Nose Job, Ear Pinning can improve facial symmetry. By “pinning” the ears back closer to the head, we can reduce the prominence of the ears for a more streamlined profile. For this reason, Ear Pinning is a popular procedure for adolescents who suffer from teasing at school.
In conclusion, there are many plastic surgery procedures that are great for males. If you are looking to have a cosmetic procedure in the Miami area, contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Castrellón.