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Why Do Men Want Cosmetic Surgery?

August 31st, 2022 | Posted in: Male Plastic Surgery |

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Let’s face it, when most people think of plastic surgery patients, they think of women. And while women are the highest percentage of cosmetic surgery patients, the truth is that many, many men choose to undergo plastic surgery procedures (over 2,000,000 in 2020 alone). 

The simple reason for this is that men struggle with their body appearance just as women do, and like women, cosmetic surgery procedures can help them realize the aesthetic they are looking for. 

 Attractive man in a white shirt looking and smiling at his reflection in the mirror

Just look at some of your favorite male celebrities, and you’ll see the power of plastic surgery.

With more men having cosmetic surgery, and many more considering procedures, it is important to take a look at why some men are choosing to have their plastic surgery now. 

If you are on the fence about it, here are a few reasons why choosing cosmetic surgery is one of the smartest decisions you can make!

Genetic Cosmetic Issues

Not everyone is born with the flawless features that we all desire…In fact, no one is born that way. 

There is a litany of plastic surgery procedures for men to choose from that can give you the aesthetic appearance you desire. Two of the main cosmetic issues that can be blamed on genetics revolve around the ears and chest. 

Large Ears or Ears That “Stick Out”

Whether you struggle with ears that are too large, ears that stick out too far from the sides of your head, or ears that are just misshapen, otoplasty (corrective ear surgery, also known as “ear pinning”) can help. 

Depending on the specific nature of the procedure, Dr. Chiu will make an incision in the back of the ear and sculpt the ear cartilage (including removing cartilage, if needed) to give you a natural appearance so that the ears are more balanced to the size and shape of the face.

Male Breasts

One of the most embarrassing and frustrating cosmetic issues for men is gynecomastia, which is enlarged male breasts. Our society even has a name to make fun of this condition: “Man boobs.” 

And what makes this condition even more upsetting for men is that there isn’t always a way to fix this problem outside of plastic surgery. That’s because gynecomastia is a result of a hormonal imbalance. 

However, gynecomastia surgery is one of the most effective and transformative procedures for men. 

For male breast reduction, Dr. Chiu will make an incision in the skin and either manually remove and restructure the breast tissue or use liposuction to remove fat. After your procedure, you will have a much more defined and “manly” chest appearance that you can feel proud of having.

Age and Lifestyle Issues

Whether due to age, lifestyle, or a combination of both, many men find themselves with excess fat on their bodies (especially around the midsection) as well as loose, wrinkled, and sagging skin. The good news is that like every aesthetic issue, there are plastic surgery options that can help.

Love Handles or a Beer Belly

If you struggle with extra fat on the body, from the arms to the abdomen, liposuction surgery or liposculpture surgery can get rid of the fat and help you achieve the sculpted and trimmed appearance you want. With these procedures, pockets of fat are literally suctioned out of your body. 

Many men have extra skin (and often fat) hanging around their midsection. Whether it be a beer belly or simply dad bod, this sagging skin is frustrating for many men. 

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that transforms your loose belly into a trim midsection. For a tummy tuck, an incision is made just above your pubic area. Through this incision, liposuction can be used to remove stubborn fat. The abdominal muscles are then tightened, and excess skin is surgically removed. Finally, the remaining skin is redraped to give you a sleeker, more attractive midsection. 

Before and after image showing the results of male liposuction performed in Beverly Hills, CA

You can see more transformations by visiting our male liposuction before and after gallery.

Loss of Facial Definition

Another common area of the body where men experience age- and lifestyle-related issues is the face. Whether it be sagging skin, the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, a turkey neck, or a double chin, facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, and chin augmentation surgery can all give you a more defined and masculine facial appearance.

Improved Confidence

The most important improvement that comes with any type of cosmetic surgery procedure is improved confidence and comfort in your appearance. 

Regardless of which procedure you choose to undergo, with a successful surgery, you will hopefully be able to look in the mirror and smile at what you see. Many plastic surgery patients have reported that when they go out in public after their surgeries, they no longer feel self-conscious about their appearances. And that’s a worthwhile transformation!

Want to Learn More About Cosmetic Surgery for Men?

Men, if you have any questions about your cosmetic surgery options, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc., by calling (310) 888-8087 or filling out our online form here.