Plastic surgery is not an exclusive club limited to women. Many men are equally interested in improving their appearance and looking as good as they feel. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that in 2012, one out of every 10 plastic surgery procedures was performed on a man. Male plastic surgery increased by more than 106 percent over the past 15 years. Dr. Michaels has seen this trend reflected at his own plastic surgery practice in Bethesda.
Why Male Plastic Surgery Is Growing More Popular
One reason why plastic surgery among males is becoming more common is aging men’s desire to stay competitive in the workplace. Many men feel that looking younger is crucial to stay desirable in today’s cutthroat job market.
Hitting a milestone age (like 50) can also serve as major motivation to make lifestyle changes and to explore plastic surgery options.
Certain men are inspired to pursue plastic surgery because of their spouses. A wife’s successful experience with Botox® or facial fillers, for example, can encourage her husband to pursue plastic surgery as well.
Divorced or widowed men thinking about re-entering the dating scene may benefit from some cosmetic rejuvenation, too! Non-invasive facial procedures (Botox® or facial fillers), liposuction, or a little nip or tuck can provide the confidence they need to feel good about themselves and to attract a new partner.
Popular Male Plastic Surgery Procedures
Facial rejuvenation and body contouring are not designed specifically for a female clientele. Dr. Michaels often performs the following plastic surgery procedures on men:
- Tummy Tuck: tightens and tones the abdominal area for a leaner look
- Liposuction: removes localized areas of fat from around the body (hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck)
- Male Breast Reduction: reduces oversized male breasts for a sleeker and more masculine-looking chest
- Eyelid Surgery: treats droopy upper lids or puffy lower lids for a rested, pleasant facial appearance
- Botox® and Facial Fillers: gives a more youthful appearance to the face
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Michaels
If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about plastic surgery for men, please call 301-468-5991 or 703-957-8610 to schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Michaels.