Male cosmetic surgery trends are changing, here’s how
As old fashioned stigmas surrounding beauty and appearance fade away, the popularity of male cosmetic surgery has risen significantly in the last few years and doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon!
More and more men are deciding to opt for cosmetic surgery with a 110% rise in procedures since 2000, and 4,614 going under the knife in 2015, of course that number is actually much higher as not all procedures are recorded by British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
As of 2016 the most popular cosmetic procedure is male breast reduction surgery where breast tissue is removed through a small incision near the arm pit, leaving a barely visible scar. The second most popular procedure is a rhinoplasty, which is used to reduce lumps on the bridge of the nose, to make the nose narrower and to restore after an injury.
In the older generation of males the blepharoplasty has gained in popularity significantly, this is an eyelid surgery which is a very safe procedure and a one-time surgery that involves the removal of excess skin from the upper eyelid as well as fat, this is done through a small incision which is closed with a single stich, leaving no scars.
The popularity of facelifts among men has declined significantly, as its invasive and leaves noticeable scars, but older men seeking to get rid of their ‘turkey necks’ has risen. A face and neck lift used to be marketed as a way to rid this, but in reality didn’t work so tightening and removing excess skin from the neck is often the best solution.
Another much recorded gripe among middle age men is the reduction in their cheek fat, which causes a sallowness and make them appear gaunt in the face. There has been a rise in men seeking dermal fillers and fat grafting. The latter procedure involves removing excess fat from one area of the body and putting it into their cheeks, which allows the patient to regain ‘plumpness’ in their cheeks.
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