Men Turn to Plastic Surgery for a Better Body Image and More Confidence

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Men Turn to Plastic Surgery for a Better Body Image and More Confidence

The latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2017 alone. These statistics also reveal that men of all ages are seeking cosmetic enhancement, some to turn back the clock on their facial appearance and others to create a more sculpted physique. At True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, Dr. Brian Reagan has treated hundreds of men with various cosmetic concerns. In this blog post, he discusses the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for men, as well as common concerns he hears from his San Diego patients.

Top Male Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

  1. Rhinoplasty (52,393 procedures)
  2. Eyelid surgery (32,281 procedures)
  3. Liposuction (28,180 procedures)
  4. Male breast reduction (26,839 procedures)
  5. Hair transplantation (14,443 procedures)

Top Male Non-Surgical Procedures

  1. Botox (467,760 procedures)
  2. Laser hair removal (184,368 procedures)
  3. Microdermabrasion (142,842 procedures)
  4. Chemical peel (107,425 procedures)
  5. Dermal fillers (99,520 procedures)

Common Male Body Problems in San Diego

Man boobs, which are caused by a condition medically known as gynecomastia, are quite common among men. In fact, it is reported that 40 to 60 percent of all men have enlarged breast tissue. Diet and exercise are often insufficient to get rid of man boobs. Enter male breast reduction, a procedure that removes excess breast tissue, and creates a sculpted and more classically masculine chest.

Women are not the only ones susceptible to muffin tops and love handles. Many millennial men are turning to tummy tuck for a flatter and firmer abdomen. The procedure excises loose skin and if necessary, tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. Liposuction techniques can be incorporated into tummy tuck to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Facial wrinkles are common among middle-aged men. Facelift is the golden standard in facial rejuvenation, as it smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and removes excess skin. For men who want to minimize the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles without surgery, Botox is an appealing option.

Unwanted hair, whether it’s under the arms or on the chest or back, is a cosmetic concern that plagues many men, especially those who like to enjoy San Diego’s beautiful beaches. Laser hair removal is a convenient and painless way to achieve smooth and long-lasting results. Several treatments are typically recommended for the best results.

To discuss your cosmetic concerns with Dr. Reagan, schedule a consultation with True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine. Contact us by calling (858) 454-SKIN (7546) today.