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Male Cosmetic Surgery

By Edited Mar 29, 2014 0 0

You may be surprised by the number of men who undergo cosmetic surgery procedures each year. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the popularity of male cosmetic surgery continues to increase. Rhinoplasty is the most commonly done invasive procedure done on men followed by eyelid surgery, liposuction, hair transplantation, and breast reduction. Some other treatments that are popular among men include botox, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing. These treatments are non-invasive because an incision does not have to made and there is no manipulation of body tissue.

Many men have a hard time losing weight around the abdominal area. A liposuction is often performed to reduce the appearance of "love handles." Also, more men are requesting facial liposuction, which may include removing fat from the chin, neck, and jowls. Male liposuction usually is more expensive, due to the fact that the fat found on the male body is a little tougher and difficult to remove. Also, men are typically larger than women and the areas they request for liposuction naturally contain tissue that is a little tougher to work with.

Laser hair removal is another cosmetic procedure that is commonly done on men. This treatment uses a laser to remove unwanted back and chest hair as well as other body hair. This treatment can be done on most areas of the body and is fairly painless. Male tummy tuck surgeries are also fairly common.

Another cosmetic procedure that is done more on men than women is muscle implants. Implants can be placed in the bicep, calf, or pectoral muscles. However, despite the hype you'll find about these implants most plastic surgeons do not perform this type of treatment. These implants are different from those used for breast augmentation because they are used to mimic tissue that can be enlarged by natural means. There is no way to naturally increase the size of your breasts so the type of implant used is conceptually different. Muscle implants have been associated with a number of problems so most doctors don't recommend them.

Otoplasy is another surgical procedure that is commonly done on men. This involves reconstruction of the ear tissue. The ear tissue is reconstructed similar to rhinoplasty which involves the nose. Male rhinoplasty has become very popular over the past few years.

One type of male cosmetic surgery that seems to get a lot of attention is breast reduction. In 2005, approximately 18,000 men underwent surgery to reduce the size of their breasts. Gynecomastia, or male breast growth, occurs in half of man starting at the time of puberty. Of course, this can be the source of prompt teasing and extreme embarrassment for young teenagers. While the breasts may suddenly disappear in time for college they can come back again later due to declining testosterone levels. The condition may be permanent if the breasts remain longer than two years.



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