Male Plastic Surgery – Los Angeles Surgeon Explains the Surge in Popularity

Male plastic surgery is surging and projected to keep growing as one of the hot trends for 2020, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Men are slimming their masculine contours with liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast reductions; rejuvenating their faces with eyelid surgery, facelifts, and neck lifts; and improving their looks with ear surgery. Men are no longer accepting the “dad bod” as an unfortunate fact of life. They are fighting back with diet, exercise, and plastic surgery.

What’s Driving the Surge in Male Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Stephen Bresnick, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, has seen the trend firsthand. “Women still make up the majority of our patients,” he said, “but men are a significant and growing part of the practice.” He attributed the trend to a fundamental human desire to look our best and a steady weakening of outdated attitudes.

“Men and women both suffer from the effects of aging in their faces and their bodies,” Dr. Bresnick said, “and many feel a disconnect between how young they feel and how old they look.” A younger appearance can give a boost of self-confidence. It can help professionally, too. We often unconsciously associate a youthful appearance in a man with energy and drive, perceptions that can help career prospects. When you look your best, you feel better about yourself, and that can lift your sense of optimism. Plastic surgery can help spark a self-fueling cycle of improvement in all aspects of someone’s life, including health, work, and relationships.

What Are the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Men?

The trends for male plastic surgery in Dr. Bresnick’s practice mirror the trends nationwide.

  • Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men, probably because it requires little recovery time and addresses the common problem of undesired fat. Even with healthy eating and exercise habits, men often experience stubborn bulges of fat on the abdomen and in “love handles” around the waist. Sagging pockets of fat on the neck and chin can make men look older. Fat can also build up in men’s breasts. Liposuction has an immediate slimming effect, and it permanently reduces the number of fat cells in those bulging areas for a long-lasting re-contour.
  • Male breast reduction, the next most popular plastic surgery procedure for men, removes excess fat or glandular tissue from a man’s breasts to restore a more masculine chest contour. If the main problem is with excess fat, Dr. Bresnick may use liposuction to create a flatter, more defined chest appearance. Other cases may require surgical removal of excess tissue.
  • Eyelid surgery, the third most popular cosmetic procedure for men, can restore a younger look to the upper or lower eyelids. Drooping upper eyelids, fatty bags under the eyes, and loose eyelid skin can make a man look tired even when they’re well-rested and alert. Sagging eyelid skin can also make people look older than they feel and even interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and lifts the eyelids to restore a more vibrant appearance.

Other plastic surgery procedures that are popular with men include:

  • Ear reshaping to make prominent ears less noticeable or to correct malformations. Since men tend to wear shorter hairstyles than women, prominent ears are more likely to stand out in men.
  • Tummy tuck to flatten and tighten the abdomen. A tummy tuck with an expert plastic surgeon connects stomach muscles that have separated, strengthens the torso, and improves posture.
  • Facelift and necklift to restore a younger and more masculine look while smoothing out wrinkles, jowls, and sagging.

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are also surging in popularity with men, especially Botox injections and dermal fillers to erase facial wrinkles and body contouring to reduce fatty bulges.

Dr. Stephen Bresnick in Encino, CA, is one of the most skilled, experienced, and highly rated plastic surgeons offering procedures in the Los Angeles area. He has extensive experience in treating men and understands how to tailor procedures to achieve strong, defined, masculine results. Call us at (818) 981-3333 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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