Why It is Okay for Men to Get Plastic Surgery
Men and plastic surgery Why not! Men, more than women, are subject to societal stigma when it comes to taking care of their bodies and appearance According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, eight percent (8%) or approximately 13 million (214,000 surgical and 1 million minimally invasive)... | Read More
Men and plastic surgery? Why not!
Men, more than women, are subject to societal stigma when it comes to taking care of their bodies and appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, eight percent (8%) or approximately 1.3 million (214,000 surgical and 1 million minimally invasive) cosmetic procedures were undergone by men in 2017. The most sought-after enhancement for men is nose reshaping (52,000 procedures). Other popular plastic surgery procedures among men are eyelid surgery, liposuction, gynecomastia surgery, and hair transplantation.
Studies found an increasing number of men who undergo liposuction to enhance their body in recent years. Learn more about how this became a trend in the male population.
Men have a natural desire to improve their appearance, and this should not be taboo. Most of the principles that are well recognized and accepted in female plastic surgery also apply to men. Therefore, plastic surgery can lead to a positive outcome in confidence and well-being for the right male patient candidate.
With that, let’s take a quick look at the three reasons why men undergo plastic surgery.
Three Reasons Why it’s Okay for Men to Undergo Plastic Surgery
1. Men also have medical issues that can be addressed through plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery can help men with some of their medical problems. For instance, male breast reduction is performed to treat gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts. Another example is body contouring following weight surgery.
2. They want to look young, too!
If there’s a standard natural process that both men and women want to address, this is aging. Like women, men also show signs of facial aging like skin laxity, wrinkles, and the ‘tired look’. Who wants to look tired when they feel young? Men are looking for procedures that will make them appear rejuvenated.
3. It is essential for some men to feel comfortable and confident with their bodies.
Many men are conscious about their bodies and are also looking for ways to improve their appearance. Social media exaggerate this.
Confidence does come from within, but for many, looking the part is essential. That is why men are considering body contouring surgeries like liposuction to enhance their appearance, in addition to regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Plastic Surgery & Masculinity
The emphasis placed on health and fitness has increasingly helped break the stigma for men undergoing plastic surgery to improve their body image and appear younger.
It is a big leap for our society to recognize and accept that plastic surgery is not limited to women but can benefit and transform men too.
*This blog is created and maintained for informational purposes only. The images present may not accurately reflect actual cases per individual. Individual cases are unique, and the descriptions and solutions will vary per patient.