Plastic surgery has been around for many years and has primarily been dominated by women. In the past five years, however, the number of men undergoing plastic surgery has increased exponentially. In 2013, approximately one million men had some form of cosmetic procedure performed. Though men have different needs than women, plastic surgery can still provide important benefits physically and cosmetically.
Why Men Get Plastic Surgery
Despite common belief, men can be just as particular about their looks as women. They are subject to teasing and bullying about their bodies as they grow up, they want to look fit and young as adults so as to attract a partner and make a good impression on potential employers, and they worry about looking older as they age into their 30s and 40s. Men can also have image and confidence issues, criticizing their appearance and wishing their bodies look differently.
Most Common Procedures Chosen By Men
The good news is that many of the plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures available can be performed on both men and women. The most common surgeries among men are:
- Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
- Blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid)
- Liposuction (excess fat removal)
- Rhytidectomy (face lift)
- Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
These procedures focus mainly on body contouring and tightening, which is especially useful after weight loss or to counter the effects of aging. The most common nonsurgical procedures among men are:
- BOTOX or Dermal fillers
- Laser hair removal
- Laser skin resurfacing
The goal of these procedures is to rejuvenate the skin and create a more youthful appearance.
How Men Can Benefit From Plastic Surgery
Other than the obvious improvements on appearance, men receive a boost in their self-esteem and self-confidence once they feel their absolute best. Plastic surgery can also have health benefits. For example, liposuction can be used to remove any remaining pockets of excess fat after a weight loss to get a man to get within a healthy BMI. An eyelift can help reduce the folds of skin around the eyes, improving vision. A lift anywhere on the body reduces loose or excess skin to prevent discomfort or irritation.
Basile Plastic Surgery
Here at Basile Plastic Surgery, we are able to perform all of the above procedures in addition to many others. Dr. Andrea Basile is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has over 20 years of experience. He studied at Georgetown University and spent several years in the Boston area before setting up his own private practice in Naples, FL. Dr. Basile specializes in face and body procedures for men and women and can perform most of them on an outpatient basis.
You can contact our office to speak to our Patient Care Coordinators and schedule a consultation to discuss your plastic surgery goals. During your consulation, Dr. Basile will discuss your medical history and perform a full examination before going over your treatment options. Our Coordinators will also talk to you about the cost of our procedures and your financing options.
Call us at (239) 514-8777 to start looking and feeling your best today!