Plastic surgery for men is a trend on the rise in many cosmetic surgery offices around the country increasing 106% since 1997 according the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Males seeking cosmetic enhancements or improvements now account for roughly 10% of the total surgeries performed in the United States in 2012. We find that these men are seeking surgical assistance in order to look younger, feel better about themselves or to gain an edge in the workplace.
The top five most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in 2012 among men are rhinoplasty, liposuction, facelift, eyelid surgery, and breast reduction (gynecomastia) for men. Of the countless procedures available to both men and women, there are a few procedures that men request most often. Men had almost 1 million cosmetic procedures in 2012 according to ASAPS, with the most popular surgery being rhinoplasty.
Men are requesting facelifts, eyelid surgeries, nose reshaping procedures, and gynecomastia to enhance their appearance and gain confidence. Eyelid surgery, used to correct droopiness and the appearance of under-eye bags, offers dramatic rejuvenating results for aging male patients. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 29,000 men underwent eyelid surgery in 2012.
Nose reshaping surgery, also referred to as rhinoplasty, accounted for 62,000 male surgical procedures in 2012. Liposuction and facelift procedures are also very popular among the male demographic, and the combined total number of these procedures was 35,000 last year. Male breast reduction has increased 5% since 2011 and continues to become more in demand as time goes on. Surgery is often necessary for men suffering from gynecomastia or excess skin around the chest region because there are not any effective non-surgical options.