Plastic surgery is often viewed as a service that caters to women. However, in recent years, this misguided notion has begun to change. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, from 2000 to 2011, the amount of men that received plastic surgery procedures increased by more than 16%, with some procedures topping 100% and 200% growth. It’s no longer just celebrities or high profile male figures having these procedures done but instead everyday men looking to improve their bodies and self-images.
So what are some of the most common procedures for men?
Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men
In 2011, the most popular was rhinoplasty, followed by blepharoplasty. Men actually made up a quarter of all rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, last year. Meanwhile blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, comprised 15% of total cases. Breast reduction is also a popular procedure among men with nearly 20,000 instances reported. Additionally, there are dozens of minimally invasive procedures, like Botox® or laser hair removal, that ranks high on the list. Unlike conventional hair removal methods, laser hair removal is long lasting, eliminating hair from any part of the body with speed and comfort. In 2011 alone, more than 180,000 men had laser hair removal from plastic surgeons.
“It’s a key focus for us to make sure men understand all the services that we have to offer,” said Dr. Gannon. “We’re fighting an uphill battle. The articles you read, most of the ads you see – they’re geared towards women. But men can benefit from these procedures just as much and we are always willing to sit down and explain what we offer and how we can help. Men shouldn’t have any fears in discussing their plastic surgery ambitions with us.”
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Are you a man and unsure of where to begin? Our patient and helpful staff are readily available to help answer questions and set up your first consultation with one of our seven doctors. Request a free consultation at The Plastic Surgery Group or call (518) 438-0505. In our Albany, NY, office, we gladly provide services to people all over, from as far away as Plattsburgh and Syracuse to closer locations such as Schenectady and Saratoga Springs.