We live in a world where our appearance goes a long way, both for men and women. For most of us, in order to feel good, we feel we need to look good.
Unfortunately, few people have the complete combination of features required to meet ideal standards of beauty. Thankfully, cosmetic surgery can change that, and help us to achieve the image that we desire. Men often choose to undergo plastic surgery to help elevate their image and improve their self-esteem.
Breaking the stigma of plastic surgery for men
Contrary to the stereotypical belief, men feel just as much pressure as women do to look a certain way. Failing to live up to this image can cause a range of psychological effects, including anxiety, depression and social avoidance. Whether male or female, we all want the confidence and self-assurance that accompanies the feeling of being truly satisfied with one’s appearance.
Although plastic surgery procedures have long been associated with women. Over the last decade, an increasing number of men are choosing to break the stigma and take advantage of modern cosmetic surgery techniques to make improvements to their appearance.
Common plastic surgery procedures for men
With the exception of cosmetic surgery procedures related to the sex organs and breasts, men can have virtually the exact same plastic surgeries as women. The treatments that you can choose will largely depend on which aspects of your appearance that you would like to change. However, there are some types of plastic surgery that are more requested by men than others.
Excess breast tissue, often referred to as ‘man boobs’ can make many men feel embarrassed, insecure and less masculine. It can be caused by a number of things including a hormone imbalance, drug or alcohol abuse, obesity and some medications.
Gynecomastia is the name given to male breast reductions. In this procedure, not only is the excess fat removed, but the chest can also be contoured and shaped to create a more desirable silhouette.
As the central feature on our face, our noses are impossible to hide. Being unhappy with them can cause a variety of negative psychological reactions. Otherwise known as a ‘nose job’, rhinoplasty can alter the size, shape and overall appearance of the nose, ensuring that it is perfectly in proportion with your face.
As we get older, our skin loses elasticity. The skin on our neck is no exception, and is unfortunately a very obvious and virtually unavoidable sign of ageing. When this happens, it can also soften the appearance of your jaw and make your face look fuller. A lower rhytidectomy is a procedure that tightens the loose skin on the neck, giving you a more youthful appearance.
We all know that diet and exercise is important for getting in shape. However, sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter how hard we work at it, we still end up stuck with stubborn pockets of fat that won’t shift no matter what we do. Liposuction works by removing fat, allowing your surgeon to reshape the affected area. It can be performed on a range of wobbly bits including the stomach, upper arms, thighs, and even the neck.
Excess weight on the face and sagging of the neck muscles can cause the chin to lose definition, which in turn can alter the entire shape of your face. Chin augmentation surgery can enhance the projection of your chin so that it helps to create a firm, masculine and youthful jaw line.
Our eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. The thin, delicate skin around the eyes can quickly loosen, becoming saggy and wrinkled. Blepharoplasty is a highly popular cosmetic surgery solution for men who wish to address the bags, puffiness and wrinkles and achieve a younger, more rejuvenated appearance.
If you are considering male plastic surgery for the first time, then you are definitely not alone. Call Lesavoiy Plastic Surgery today to arrange your no-obligation consultation, and take the first step towards achieving the appearance that you deserve at 310-248-5451.