It has traditionally been the case that only women are the ones who turn to cosmetic procedures to enhance their looks.
However, cosmetic surgery for men is becoming more and more popular as the male population work towards reaching their desired personal appearance.
Living in an image-conscious world, men can now feel that they face just as much scrutiny as women do, and so feel they may be able to enhance certain features through surgery.
In this article, I’ll explore what are the current top five cosmetic procedures popular with men and why…
1. Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Nose reshaping is one of the most common surgical procedures for people to have; the feature occupies a very central part of the face and can look overly prominent or misshapen.
Many men often suffer teasing if they have a large, wide or wonky nose and may feel that surgery will help give them more self-confidence. Nose procedures can also help fix breathing problems which may be associated with having a crooked nose, such as sleep apnoea.
2. Fat Removal (Liposuction)
Fat removal or liposuction can be just as popular with men as it is women to remove any stubborn fat which exercise and a healthy diet fail to get rid of.
A consultation will first need to be booked with a nurse however, who will assess your BMI (body mass index) to see if you are suitable for the procedure. Liposuction can be carried out on a number of different areas, such as stomach, thighs, chin, knees, buttocks, hips or arms.
3. Male Chest Reduction
It is thought that 40 to 60 per cent of men suffer from an excess of fat on their chest area – often referred to as ‘moobs’. This can seriously affect men’s confidence as it can be very noticeable through clothing. Some men can find their ‘moobs’ diminish with exercise, however other will need to consider a male chest reduction surgical procedure as exercise cannot always remove the excess skin.
This cosmetic procedure can leave men feeling better about their body, which should have a more contoured appearance.
4. Face/Neck Lift
Men face just the same worries as women about getting older in many respects. They must already deal with pressures like going grey or losing their hair, as well as things such as wrinkles, loose skin and age spots. A face or neck lift may help you portray the youthful spirit you feel on the inside and boost confidence.
In this day and age, people are living and working older than ever, so it is important for people to feel like they look their best and are at the most confident they can be.
5. Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
Ear shaping may be even more important for men than it is for women, as most men have shorter hair, so large or misshaped ears may be harder to disguise. Ears that protrude at a strange angle can also be ‘pinned back’ so they aren’t as noticeable. The procedure is quite simple to carry out, however it can make a big difference to a patient’s self-esteem and overall appearance.