Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are no longer considered just for women anymore. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual statistics, male cosmetic surgery has shot up by 28% since 2000.
Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery has also seen an increase in male patients, and we are proud to have office environments where men can feel relaxed and welcomed.
Although men are more apt now than ever before to seek out a plastic surgeon, their reasons for doing so differ from women’s. Most commonly, men are looking for techniques to address their physique. Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures to address ‘love handles’ or ‘beer bellies’. Also popular is male breast reduction which eliminates gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts, ‘man boobs’), especially after a significant weight loss. Other common cosmetic procedures for men include rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and facelift.
Noninvasive procedures are also growing in popularity for men. This includes injectables like wrinkle smoother Botox, volume fillers like Volbella & Juvederm, and the double chin reducer, Kybella. Our aesthetician has also seen an increase in male patients. Men are asking for laser hair removal, chemical peels, and skin healing laser sessions.
If you, or a guy you know, is considering plastic surgery or other cosmetic procedures and would like to know more, there is a lot of information readily available. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is a great place to start to gain facts about all of the surgical and noninvasive procedures available. Real Self is another information-packed site where you can ask questions to plastic surgeons, view before/after photos, and learn about other people’s experiences. And, of course, we are always available to answer questions and set you up with a consultation with Dr. Elluru to learn more about what a specific cosmetic procedure can do for you.