Why More Men Than Ever Are Getting Plastic Surgery

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How many times have you heard that plastic surgery is only done by women? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more men than ever are now turning to plastic surgery as an option for looking and feeling better about themselves. In 2012, there were over 182,000 male procedures done with Botox alone, which has become a top choice for men in their early 30s who want to fight wrinkles and keep their youthful appearance. This article discusses why more men than ever are going under the knife to improve their looks, as well as some of the most popular procedures that men are choosing.

Facial Rejuvenation

Injectables are among one of the fastest-growing segments in all of cosmetic medicine. This year alone, it is projected that $2.2 billion will be spent on Botox, Juvederm, and other wrinkle-reducing injectables across North America. One reason for their popularity is because they’re a simple way to fight signs of aging without undergoing invasive surgery. Plus, these days there are more options than ever before—so you can find something tailored to your specific needs and budget. 


If you’re someone with a little extra bulk, you may want to consider liposuction. This procedure removes excess fat that has accumulated in areas of your body and is done by making small incisions through which suction tubes are inserted. Liposuction can help people who have large amounts of fat on their thighs, stomach, or backsides (also known as problem areas). There are two basic types of liposuction: traditional and smart-lipo, which is also called laser-assisted lipoplasty. In traditional liposuction, a tube is inserted into an incision made in a body part.

Male Breast Reduction

Often referred to as gynecomastia surgery, male breast reduction is a procedure that reduces excess tissue and fat from underneath the male breast. It can be caused by hormonal imbalances (like high levels of estrogen or low levels of testosterone), genetics, weight gain, medications, or aging. For men with gynecomastia who have normal hormone levels and don’t want to undergo testosterone replacement therapy, an excisional technique can help get rid of excess tissue while preserving more skin and producing more natural-looking results. Surgeons generally only recommend liposuction for patients with minimal glandular tissue—the fatty portion that separates breasts from pectoral muscles—in order to avoid any unnecessary scarring and potential complications.

To learn more about male plastic surgery, contact Rowe Plastic Surgery in Red Bank, New Jersey to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. 

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