Plastic Surgery for Men

Top Cosmetic Procedures for Men

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Plastic surgery is increasingly sought after by men. In 2014, men had over 1 million cosmetic procedures performed, accounting for a tenth of all the total.

Men increasingly want to change the things they don't like to see in the mirror and statistics available from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that surgery is becoming increasingly popular with men as a way to deal with image maintenance and change.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Types for Men

In 2014, the top five surgical procedures for men were:

Other types of cosmetic surgery sought by men in 2014 included ear surgery, neck lift, chin augmentation, brow lift and tummy tuck.

Statistics About Male Cosmetic Procedures

From 2010 to 2014, cosmetic procedures for men rose by 44%. Men accounted for 10 percent of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures as well. 26 percent of all tattoo removals, twelve percent of Botox injections, 13 percent of laser hair removal and 22 percent of nose jobs were carried out on men. 

Body Improvement for Men

Surgery to create 6 pack abs (Pectoral implants), bulging pecs and buttock enhancements are becoming more and more popular for men. Plastic surgery gives quick-fix results, although the down side is the cost and danger associated with elective surgery.

There is also the notion of 'falseness' (plastic), something that isn't real or worked for and sometimes the unrealistic expectations we have of the cosmetic procedure as the ‘thing’ that will improve and cure the problems we may have.

Costs of Male Cosmetic Procedures

Costs differ depending on the type of cosmetic procedure you're getting, the fees charged by the members of the surgical team and the premises used.

You can shop around for good deals but remember you must have a properly qualified cosmetic surgeon who works out of good healthcare facilities.

Here is the average cost of these procedures in 2014:
Liposuction from $3,100
Facelift from between $7,000
Botox Injections from $300
Eyelid surgery from $3,000
Nose job (rhinoplasty) from $5,000.

Possible Complications of Plastic Surgery

Elective cosmetic surgery, as with any surgical procedure, has risks as well as benefits. Going under anesthesia and sedation poses risks that include abnormal heart rhythm, heart attack, brain damage, nerve damage, stroke, blood clots, and blood loss and air way obstruction. Infection, skin death, asymmetry, numbness, irregularities, puckers and scarring, fluid collection after liposuction can result from the surgery itself. Dangers also exist with unlicensed and untrained doctors offering anesthesia and surgery, poor regulation within the field and the fact that unsanitary areas can sometimes be used during surgical procedures.

Getting the Best Cosmetic Surgery Treatment

If you decide to have cosmetic surgery that you do your homework. Find a doctor who is properly qualified, trained and specialized and who carries out the operation in a hospital or clinic. Also consider these recommendations:

  • Be realistic about the outcome of surgery.
  • Make sure you understand the risks involved.
  • Prior to surgery stop smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Get as fit and healthy as possible.
  • Seek advice if you are taking any medication, are overweight, have on-going health problems or conditions. It may be that you are not fit enough and the risks are too great for you to undergo this type of elective surgery.

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