Male plastic surgery is a growing field, especially as the stigma of aesthetic treatments falls away. Once considered taboo, especially for men, cosmetic surgery is now mainstream. As the population lives longer, people are taking steps to improve their quality of life. Cosmetic surgery is quickly becoming commonplace both men and women, not shy about seeking help to look their best.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that more than 200,000 male cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States last year in the United States. Dr. Jay Lucas, a long-time ASPS member, reports, “Over the past few years, I have seen an increased demand from men requesting surgeries . . . some of this may be related to baby boomers who have taken good care of themselves and desire to look as good as they feel. Other men don’t want their wife to look better than they do after she has undergone facial rejuvenation procedures.”
Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction
One of the fastest growing, and more requested, plastic surgery procedures last year was gynecomastia correction. In 2015, men accounted for more than 40% off all the breast reduction procedures in the United States. Their reasons vary; men of all ages can be frustrated with unwanted breast growth due to a hormonal imbalance, medication side effects, or genetics. Excessive breast tissue not only looks unpleasant without a shirt, at the gym or the pool, but many men also may find themselves wanting to shy away from tight fitting clothing. A Male Breast Reduction can reduce the amount of fatty or glandular tissue in the breasts, achieving a smooth, masculine chest. The procedure can also reshape a stretched or misshapen nipple/areola.
Also on the list of most requested procedures for men:
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Lax, drooping eyelids and bulging fat pads below the eyes, make the face look fatigued and old. A blepharoplasty eliminates draping tissue of the upper eyelid, instantly providing a more awake and alert appearance.
A ‘turkey neck’ can show the true age. The ideal male profile will have a strong jawline and defined chin. When ties are no longer comfortable and a larger dress shirt is needed, men turn to the neck lift to restore definition to the jawline and chin, while smoothing and tightening the neck.
A large nose makes the chin look small, while conversely, a small nose can get lost in the surrounding features. A rhinoplasty dramatically improves the overall appearance. A talented, experienced plastic surgeon will keep the nose looking masculine, yet smooth and sculpted.
A strong chin may give the appearance a bold, brave look. However, too large and the appearance is aggressive, while a slight chin looks weak. Using a chin implant, or jawbone repositioning and liposuction, a surgeon can adjust the shape and protrusion of the jaw for a masculine appearance.
No man wants a ‘dad bod’. A thick abdomen and flanks – known as ‘love handles’ – often cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise. Although not a weight loss tool, liposuction sculpts the body for a sleek, contoured physique so that men can look more fit and youthful.
Dr. Paul Vitenas is considered a national leader in male aesthetic techniques. He has developed his own unique, cutting-edge style for both surgical and noninvasive procedures for men. To schedule a gynecomastia consultation appointment for you or someone you love, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.668.7370. Our expert patient coordinators can also provide more information on our other procedures, for both men and women.