When you do research on liposuction and plastic surgery, most of the information and advertising you see are geared towards women, and information for men is often scarce. In our heavily male dominated society, any concern about looks and appearance are unfortunately often ignored or brushed aside, making any insecurity linger in the back of men’s minds. However, the number of cosmetic procedures has been on the rise in recent years. Males may still be a minority in this topic, but the numbers are going up at an accelerated rate. The taboo is lifting.
Advancements in anesthesia make it fast and efficient for men to get back to their daily lives, which is a big factor to the rise in male procedures. Men may still make up only about 10% of cosmetic surgeries in the country, however, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), since 1997 the number of men who have undergone some sort of liposuction or plastic surgery has more than doubled! This great news means men are getting more comfortable to discuss these issues and maturely handle any emotional distress that is affecting their overall life, holding them back from their full potential in their career field and social life.
Health and fitness are key to a satisfactory physique for either gender; however there are limitations that do not touch the pockets of fat and excess skin that liposuction is able to address. Common procedures for men are liposuction, facelifts, eyelid surgery, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), and ear surgery. When it comes to body sculpting, people often are unaware that the procedure aims to reshape and contour your body, not to reduce body weight. As men get older, it takes much more devotion to eat healthy and maintain a stable workout regimen. A procedure such as liposuction helps maintain a healthier lifestyle when men hit a plateau and have no other choice to turn to. Male breast reduction surgery is a common procedure due to a condition called gynecomastia that is causes men to have larger breasts than normal. This type of condition, and many others, cannot be handled in any other way, and you can learn more about it in our previous blog here, where we went into full detail specifically about male breast reduction.
Cosmetic procedures are very quick and efficient to execute thanks to the advancement in technology. At the beginning of the week, you can be walking in the operating room to undergo surgery and in just a few days you can resume your normal routines, get back to work and enjoy the new adjustments to your body that you’ve already been working so hard for. It’s more than just about physique; it’s about a positive outlook on life. If you want that positivity in your life get in contact with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery for a free consultation and check out our procedures here.