Plastic surgery has been around for over a century.

Historically, women have primarily been the ones to explore plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes. Men receive plastic surgery as well, but the majority has been reconstructive in nature.

One example of this would be men who have been injured in war seeking plastic surgery to help conceal or reconstruct disfigured wounds. Another would be men looking to regain the self-esteem of their youths by having minor procedures to touch up their faces or cores.

Only in recent years have men began to seek plastic surgery as a proactive solution for maintaining a youthful appearance. Men have almost all of the same options as women do when it comes to plastic surgery, from facelifts to hair transplants to liposuction.

In fact, one of the most popular up and coming surgeries for men is breast reduction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast reduction surgery in men went up 14% between 2013 and 2014.

One theory as to the rise of plastic surgery for men revolves around the aging baby boomers discovering the confidence-boosting benefits of plastic surgery that women have long favored.

Plastic surgery has come a long way in recent years and has seen increased regulations, unifying standards, and a rise in high-quality surgeons. It seems that this may also be one of the reasons that men are becoming generally more accepting of plastic surgery for the body and face, especially those procedures which are less invasive.

Male vs. Female Plastic Surgery: What’s the difference?

You may not guess that plastic surgery for men is a bit different than it is for women. This isn’t based on the types of procedures performed so much as the physical differences between the male and female body. At The Centre P.C., our surgeons have a deep understanding of the nuances of the male biology versus that of a female.

For instance, we have to take into account that male facial skin has a much richer blood supply than a female would, which can lead to slightly more bleeding during surgery.

Obviously, men are also unique in that they can grow beards and mustaches, which can affect the outcome of facial treatments. Another major difference is that men’s skin tends to retain elasticity longer than women’s skin.

It’s also worth mentioning that fat found within the male body is typically firmer and more vascular than the fat found in a woman’s body.

Types of Plastic Surgery for Man

Given the differences in the male physique, and the differences in what a man needs and desires from surgery, there some surgeries that men might seek that women may not. Below are some of the most popular procedures men desire:

Liposuction/Body Contouring

Men typically see fat accumulation around the abdomens (“love handles”), the breast area, and the chin and neck. Diet and exercise can help with this, but the fat in these areas tends to be more resistant and harder to get rid of.

Because of the physical differences in the male skin makeup that we mention earlier, liposuction for men is usually very effective. However, if men are experiencing loose, sagging skin, as opposed to excess fat, they may wan to consider body contouring through surgical skin removal as an alternative to liposuction.

Facial Surgery

facelift can help rejuvenate the appearance, creating a fresh, more youthful look for men. This can be a major confidence booster, especially as age increases the likelihood of sagging skin, bags under the eyes, and wrinkles.

There’s no reason to be apprehensive about the amount of scarring that comes with a facial procedure because our surgeons work to disguise the scars making them minimally visible while healing. The Centre P.C. also offers scar rejuvenation through a variety of laser treatments.

BOTOX Cosmetic

A temporary procedure that can help smooth lines or wrinkles in the face, BOTOX is no longer a procedure just for women. Nowadays, men are revitalizing their look using BOTOX in a quick procedure that typically lasts 10-15 minutes. It’s an option that can offers faster gratification than a traditional facelift, with results usually being seen in 3-10 days and lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Laser Procedures/Injectables

There are countless options when it comes to laser based procedures and injectables. Lasers can assist with a variety of cosmetic imperfections, from scar therapy to hair removal. Injectables can also be used to accomplish tasks ranging from simply smoothing wrinkles to chin and neck rejuvenation.

Male Breast Reduction

Aging can bring on a lot of bodily changes. Combine that with heredity, hormones, and certain medications, and men may begin to see overdeveloped breasts, also known as gynocomastia.

This condition affects nearly 50% of the male population, so it’s no surprise that gynecomastia surgery or breast reduction is becoming very popular among men.

Tummy Tuck For Men

Loose abdominal skin can be solved with a simple tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. It’s effective but does require some recovery time. Typically, patients are back to normal activity within one week and are able to engage in strenuous activity after four weeks.

Contact The Centre, P.C.

The surgeons at the Centre P.C. are skilled in providing comprehensive plastic surgery services for both men and women. Our procedures are customized to your specific needs and wants, and they’re administered in a professional, caring, and tranquil environment.

If you’re considering plastic surgery or are interested in learning more about what procedure may be right for you, get in touch with us.

Call us at 574-350-2021 or contact us through our website to schedule a free cosmetic consultation today.

BOTOX® Cosmetic has long been popular with women seeking to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines and restore a youthful, refreshed appearance. But BOTOX is not just for women, and an increasing number of men are discovering the benefits of this quick, effective skin rejuvenation treatment. With time, the activity [...]
Breast reduction for men, or gynecomastia surgery, is a surgical procedure that is not often talked about but affects nearly fifty percent of the male population. Gynecomastia is a condition resulting in overdeveloped breasts in men. It is common in men of all ages. Gynecomastia may be caused by hormone [...]
According to a new report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men requested approximately 1.3 million cosmetic procedures in 2016, equal to eight percent of total cosmetic procedures. These findings are not surprising. Men are increasingly interested in procedures that have long restored confidence in women but weren’t [...]
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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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The Centre P.C. now offers an advanced imaging technique called VECTRA ® 3D that provides patients with realistic previews of expected outcomes from specific surgical procedures prior to those procedures being performed.

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