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 mean 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:
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 to consider body contouring through surgical skin removal as an alternative to liposuction.
A 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.
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.
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 800-909-2992 or contact us through our website to schedule a free cosmetic consultation today.