Today's modern man, often known as the metrosexual man, no longer needs to hide the fact that he cares about his appearance. Where, once upon a time, cosmetic surgery typically applied mainly to women, an increasing number of men are now going under the knife in order to achieve the perfect look. In fact, according to the results of a recent study undertaken by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 15% of its patients are now male and around 20% of clients requesting Botox injections are men.
So why is it all of a sudden acceptable for men to enter what was previously only thought of as a woman’s world? Maybe it has something to do with celebrities such as David Beckham, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron and many, many more making it not only acceptable, but incredibly cool to be a modern metrosexual man who cares about his appearance. Or could it be more to do with the increasing number of women voicing their admiration for a man who likes to take care of himself and his appearance? Slobs are most definitely not on the dating agenda where today’s women are concerned.
But exactly how far are men prepared to go? Some further than others, that’s for sure. For, despite what current trends might suggest, some men will still look upon cosmetic procedures as vain, not for real men and embarrassing. However, for those who can afford it and are not afraid to go for what they want, cosmetic treatments are definitely on the rise. So, what are the options? What is becoming not only acceptable, but popular.
Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) was one of the first cosmetic procedures to become widely accepted among the male population, and continues to be one of the most popular procedures to date. No longer do men need to go through life lacking in confidence and being ridiculed for an “imperfect” nose.
Chin implants are becoming increasingly popular as men seeking that chiseled, masculine look will undoubtedly be seeking a strong, manly chin. Chin implants can make your chin larger or just improve the shape to suit the type of face you have, allowing your features to appear more proportionate and balanced. Chin implants can change your entire look and are often combined with other procedures in order to achieve good facial symmetry.
Eye Bag Removal or Eye Lift Surgery
Another popular procedure for men wishing to appear younger than their years is the eye bag removal or eye lift. The stresses of everyday life, hard work, lack of sleep, too much sun, smoking or some hereditary factors can all contribute to the eyes sagging, resulting in premature aging.
Men have often said that one of the most embarrassing body defects to be cursed with is a large chest – i.e. man boobs, or moobs, as they’re sometimes referred to. These fatty deposits can develop around the chest during puberty and often disappears with age; however, it can also remain into adulthood.
Weight loss and aging can also cause the chest to look saggy. An increasing number of men are looking towards male breast reduction surgery in order to address this problem. A chest reduction involves liposuction to remove excess fat and sometimes also the removal of glandular tissue or loose skin. This surgery can greatly improve self-esteem, and provide men with a new lease of life and level of confidence that can far outweigh the cost of surgery.
If you or someone you love are considering cosmetic surgery, call us at Mangat-Holzapfel Plastic Surgery for a consultation at (513) 984-FACE in Cincinnati, (859) 331-9600 in Northern Kentucky, or (970) 766-FACE in the Vail Valley of Colorado.