The latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that 8 percent of plastic surgery procedures in 2016 were performed on men. Although plastic surgery is still dominated by female patients, the number of men seeking treatment is growing; 2016 saw a 3 percent increase in male patients from the previous year.
Dr. Sandra Margoles, a top Greenwich plastic surgeon, shares the top reasons why men are pursuing plastic surgery.
To Get Rid of the “Dad Bod”
Fatherhood can be rewarding but it can also take a toll on a man’s body. If you are self-conscious about an unflattering muffin top or “love handles,” body contouring can help. Tummy tuck removes loose skin to create a tighter and smoother abdomen while liposuction removes small bulges of fat on the abdomen, waist and hips.
To Look Younger
Research shows that the baby boomer generation (adults in their early 50s to early 70s) are more active than ever before. Middle-aged men are spending more time working to stay fit, whether it’s running, weight lifting, yoga or meditation. But even men in the most optimal physical shape see signs of aging in their face. Facelift, eyelid surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, lines and creases, helping them look as young as they feel.
To Address a Life-long Source of Embarrassment
Some men spend years being embarrassed or self-conscious about a certain body feature like a wide or overly large nose. Rhinoplasty can improve the shape and size of the nose to create a more pleasing facial appearance. Male breast reduction is another popular procedure among male patients who wish to feel more confident about their appearance. The body contouring procedure removes enlarged male breast tissue (commonly known as “man boobs”) to create a more classically masculine chest appearance. Following male breast reduction, many men feel confident enough to take their shirt off at the pool or beach. Procedures like rhinoplasty and male breast reduction can help restore a normal-looking appearance while boosting a man’s self-confidence.
Dr. Margoles encourages all men (and women) that want to look and feel their best to schedule an appointment with her. The trusted surgeon can recommend a suitable treatment plan based on the patient’s personal cosmetic concerns and goals.
To contact her Greenwich plastic surgery practice, please call (203) 869-2939 today.