Plastic surgery among men has been increasing in popularity over the last decade. Many men have benefited from the opportunity to enhance the appearance of their face, chest or body. These surgical procedures can sculpt your body and face into a younger, more toned and more masculine look. Board certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., of the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, offers plastic surgery for men in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
HOW COMMON IS PLASTIC SURGERY FOR MEN?
Plastic surgery for men is becoming increasingly popular. Last year, men underwent more than one million procedures in the United States alone. Today, more and more men are experiencing the benefits of these plastic surgery techniques, which aim to improve self-confidence through sculpting your physique.
WHAT TYPES OF PLASTIC SURGERY FOR MEN ARE THERE?
Men can undergo many of the same plastic surgery procedures as women, such as an arm lift, thigh lift or mini-facelift surgery. Some procedures are especially common for men. These include blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), and liposuction (fat sculpting).
WHAT IS FACELIFT FOR MEN?
With the atmosphere of dating and the workplace extremely competitive these days, facelift surgery has become the ideal procedure for men to maintain that youthful edge. A male facelift eliminates excess skin and fat for a firmer facial appearance, yet maintains the rugged and masculine qualities of the male face.
WHAT IS MALE BREAST REDUCTION FOR GYNECOMASTIA?
Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, is the surgical removal of excess breast tissue. This technique leaves men with a flatter, more toned-looking chest. For many men, gynecomastia surgery has offered the opportunity to finally get rid of their “man boobs”, leaving their silhouette more masculine-looking.
WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY FOR MEN?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, focuses on the skin surrounding the eyes. This treatment can alleviate drooping eyelids or puffy under-eye bags. It is commonly performed on men wishing they looked younger, often as an effort to give themselves a boost in the dating pool or up the career ladder.
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION FOR MEN?
Liposuction is a fat sculpting technique involving the targeted removal of small pockets of excess fat. This form of plastic surgery for men can be used to sculpt many areas of the body, such as the abs, love handles or thighs. If you have stubborn areas of excess fat that don’t seem to respond well to diet or exercise, consider this male plastic surgery technique.
WHAT IS A NECK LIFT FOR MEN?
A neck lift for men is a surgical procedure to tighten the area around the neck and jaw line, creating a more masculine and defined facial contour. The neck lift for men is a highly individualized procedure that will correct each patient’s specific problem areas, including sagging skin, folds, wrinkles and fatty deposits in the chin, neck and throat area. These problem areas can create unsightly sagging and the appearance of jowls, as well as the dreaded vertical bands in the neck that produce the “turkey neck” effect and sagging skin beneath the chin that makes the neck appear fleshy and weak. A neck lift corrects aesthetic flaws in the chin and neck area, resulting in firmer and tighter skin in the neck area, providing a more youthful-looking appearance overall.
WHAT IS OTOPLASTY FOR MEN?
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that is used to correct any aesthetic problem of the ears, including the size, shape and position of the ears, as well as their proportion to one another and to all your other facial features. Otoplasty also corrects structural defects in the ear that may have been caused by past injuries or by genetic predisposition. In men and boys, otoplasty is an especially important consideration, since men don’t typically wear hairstyles that can hide unsightly ears. Otoplasty surgery is regularly performed on men and boys, leaving no visible scars, even on men who choose to go bald.
WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY FOR MEN?
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reconstruction surgery or a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery that corrects and reshapes the nose to make it more proportional to the face. Rhinoplasty also corrects impaired breathing caused by problems in the nose or nostrils and repairs tissue in the nose that may have been damaged by a birth defect or injury, such as the septum. Rhinoplasty for men is an extremely popular surgery since men often endure sporting injuries in their youth and many want to reshape or correct the size or proportion of their nose to appear more masculine, streamlined, balanced or straight. To retain a defined, masculine facial appearance, it is important that your nose is in proportion to the rest of your features and the overall structure of your face. Rhinoplasty for men is often performed with the goal of attaining a wider, more rugged or masculine nose, in contrast to the narrower, more feminine nose typically sought by female plastic surgery patients.
WHAT IS PLASTIC SURGERY AFTER WEIGHT LOSS FOR MEN?
After weight loss, many men find that their bodies don’t look as toned or athletic as they wish, even when they have successfully lost weight and are adhering to a diet and exercise regimen. These stubborn fatty deposits and bands of loose, sagging skin cause an unsightly appearance that makes you look old and weak. For men, it is important to maintain a toned, athletic appearance that commands respect and admiration from others. Plastic surgery after weight loss is an option many men choose to reduce the appearance of loose, sagging skin that has been left over after weight loss and will not adhere to the muscle and bone beneath. Plastic surgery after weight loss can create a streamlined physique that looks younger, leaner, healthier, more muscular and fitter.
IS MALE PLASTIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?
Plastic surgery may be right for you if you’re looking to reshape a body area that’s always bothered you, or if you’re looking to counteract some of the undesirable aesthetic effects of aging or weight fluctuations. Whether you’re looking for a more youthful facial appearance or a more masculine silhouette, these forms of plastic surgery for men may be able to help. In general, good candidates are adults in good general health who are at or within 30 pounds of a healthy weight.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
With plastic surgery for men, you can feel confident about your appearance at any age. To learn more about plastic surgery for men in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County area, contact board certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., today for your consultation at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery.