Women are not the only ones interested in receiving plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures. Youth and beauty are becoming more and more important for men too. In fact, the number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by more than 273% from 1997 to 2013, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In 2013, men received more than 1 million cosmetic procedures.
The world of cosmetics is no longer a woman’s world. It is a man’s world too. Men who are interested in cosmetic procedures usually want to look fitter, younger and more masculine. They hope that this will help them to succeed in their careers. Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular cosmetic treatments for men that are both surgical and non-surgical. If you’re a man looking to improve your appearance, these procedures may be great options for you!
Popular Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
The fact that rhinoplasty tops the list of most popular surgical procedures for men proves the nose’s effect on confidence, as it is the centerpiece of the face. Men who dislike their nose may suffer from a lack of confidence, which can affect their professional and personal lives. During the rhinoplasty procedure, small, well-hidden incisions are made in the nose, depending on the type of rhinoplasty the patient receives. Then, cartilage and bone are refined to create a smoother, more appealing aesthetic outcome. Many patients see confidence-boosting results within 2-4 weeks and look best approximately one year post-operation. 57,391 rhinoplasty procedures were performed on men in 2013, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Whether you are a male or female, inviting eyes boost likability and are essential to a youthful appearance. As we age, our upper eyelids begin to droop and we develop puffy bags beneath the eyes. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty , can improve the appearance of these age-revealing developments, giving you a younger and livelier appearance. 30,398 eyelid surgery procedures were performed on men in 2013, according to ASPS.
Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men
Although a few wrinkles convey maturity in a man, many wrinkles can make a face look withered, tired, angry and old. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are extremely popular cosmetic treatments that are used to erase facial wrinkles and fine lines. These injectables use Botulinum Toxin Type A to temporarily block the signal from the nerve to the muscle, thereby diminishing facial wrinkles. They are incredibly popular with both men and women, because the treatments are safe, effective, quick and require little downtime. 385,358 Botulinum Toxin Type A procedures were performed on men in 2013, according to ASPS.
Laser Hair Removal
This one might come as a shock to you. Laser hair removal was the second most popular cosmetic procedure for men in 2013, according to ASPS. Why? Well, men generally receive laser hair removal treatments to thin out the hair on their chest, back and upper arms. Unlike razors and waxing, laser technology can easily thin hair without totally removing it. This makes it a perfect solution for men who want to reduce the amount of hair on their body. 190,546 laser hair removal procedures were performed on men in 2013, according to ASPS.
Microdermabrasion is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment for men who do not have time for extended recovery periods. By mechanically exfoliating the upper layers of non-viable skin cells, microdermabrasion softens fine lines, lessens superficial skin discoloration, smoothes the skin and gives it a healthy glow with little to no downtime. 178,410 microdermabrasion procedures were performed on men in 2013, according to ASPS. As you can see, cosmetic procedures should no longer be exclusively associated with women. Most treatments are just as valuable to men as they are to women, and many men have taken notice of this. If you are interested in learning more about any of these treatments, please contact us today!
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