Women are the majority of plastic surgery patients, but that doesn’t mean men are out of the picture. In light of Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June, let’s take a look at some of the most popular procedures that appeal to men. Why can’t dads make a change to their appearance and feel good about themselves, too?
Plastic surgeons who study trends in the industry have reported that the three most common procedures sought by men are liposuction, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery.
Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat-usually from the face or torso. Liposuction can also remove fat from the chest area (and gynecomastia, which is male breast reduction surgery, is the fourth most popular procedure for men). Facial liposuction reduces jowls and that flabby, double-chin look, creating a more defined jawline that carries an air of distinction. Torso liposuction can be very dramatic, giving men a new body shape that shows off masculine contours with a narrower waist and no more “love handles.”
Rhinoplasty is the technical name for a nose job. The procedure involves sculpting nasal bone and cartilage for a new look. This can be a reduction or a re-shaping, giving men who choose rhinoplasty a profile that better suits their character. The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, and can be the first thing someone else notices about you.
Like liposuction, eyelid surgery can also involve removing fat—but on a much smaller scale. The puffy pads that give eyes an exhausted, bleary look can be removed, and drooping, sagging skin and muscle that pulls down on the eyelids can be excised. The ultimate effect will be one of both youthfulness and attentiveness.
And while it isn’t surgery, Botox® is also a popular option for men, as an estimated 313,714 males use it each year. Dads (or anyone, really) looking for information regarding Botox can find it at my practice. I personally administer the prescription-only drug at my Toronto clinic.
Please feel free to contact my office to arrange a personal consultation. Our topic of discussion might be one of the procedures I have described, or it could be something entirely different. My goal is to present ideas to make a positive change. Dads are definitely welcome.