Four Top Cosmetic Procedure Men Get Done to Stay Looking Fit
While historically, the population of those seeking cosmetic procedures has been thought to be dominated by women, more men than ever are now opening themselves to the idea of enhancement.
Over a million men sought out non-surgical treatments in 2020 for things like dermal fillers and Botox, while close to 300,000 underwent surgical procedures such as FUE hair transplants, a permanent hair loss solution for those with male pattern baldness or thinning hair.
In general, men use cosmetic surgery the same way as women do; to appear younger, more refreshed, and change features they find unflattering. Many of the popular surgeries men undergo also enhance the appearance of masculinity and level of fitness.
Here are four procedures men often opt for when undergoing cosmetic surgery.
A strong abdominal core is objectively one of the most defining features we think of when thinking of a man who is fit and thus is often a concern among men. However, the skin on the stomach can become loose, whether it is due to weight fluctuation, age, genetics, or other reasons. When the skin is stretched, the underlying muscles are less visible, and the surface can remain flabby even when the underlying abdominal muscles are present. This is especially frustrating when a person has undergone extreme weight loss and achieved abs, only to have them hidden beneath loose skin.
A tummy tuck removes the excess skin on the stomach, tightening it and the underlying muscles to be more defined and flatter while removing excess skin.
Liposuction is a versatile procedure used to remove stubborn fat cells from areas of the body such as the stomach, hips, chin, chest, legs, and arms. Contrary to belief, liposuction is not a weight loss surgery but rather removes stubborn fat that collects itself and won’t dissipate on its own despite diet and exercise efforts.
A popular liposuction type among men is gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction. Breast tissue in men can swell, whether it be for hormonal changes, weight gain, medications, or genetics. This can be a point of embarrassment for men, especially during the warmer weather of beach and pool season. The liposuction removes these tissues, allowing for a flatter and more masculine appearing chest.
The percentage of men who experience hair loss can be as high as 85% by the age of 50, with 25% of that occurring in those in their early 20’s
Hair loss can be embarrassing, emasculating, and make a person feel older than they are. Due to this, hair transplants are one of the most popular surgeries among men. Hair transplants used to come with a stigma of noticeably “pluggy” looking hair, but modern methods like an FUE hair transplant utilize computer technology to allow for individual follicle grafts to create a seamless transition of hair that is nearly undetectable to others.
Rhinoplasty is the number one performed cosmetic surgery among men. The goal of men’s rhinoplasty is to increase a more symmetrical, masculine appearance on the face. Usually, this is done by creating a wider, straight cut and a slightly angular nose free of bumps, bends, and deviations.
In some cases, men’s rhinoplasty is used to treat a deviated septum. This very common condition prevents a proper passage of air through the nostrils, causing a strain to breathe during activities like sleeping and exercise.