More and more men in the US are opting to have cosmetic procedures to improve their aesthetic concerns. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) noted a 273 percent increase in the number of male cosmetic procedures since it started tracking statistics in 1997. Some procedures are seen to be consistently popular with some age groups. A report in The Huffington Post lists the following procedures as the hottest among men in the US who are over 40.
- Liposuction: As men get older, fat deposits are likely to build up in the areas such as abdomen, flanks and chest. It’s therefore hardly surprising that liposuction is the most commonly requested cosmetic procedure among men over 40. Plastic surgeons now use minimally-invasive modalities such as BodyTite, Smartlipo Triplex and VASERLipo to remove stubborn fat and help men achieve a trim, fitter-looking physique. Over 400,000 liposuction procedures are performed in US each year. Ideal candidates are those who are healthy and close to ideal weight.
- Gynecomastia treatment: Hormonal changes, use of certain drugs, heredity, obesity, or Gilbert’s syndrome all can result in the buildup of excessive tissue in the chest area. Gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts occurs due to hormonal changes and certain medical conditions. Though the condition is generally harmless, it may cause embarrassment for some men and detract from their quality of life. Gynecomastia correction surgery involves removing the excess glandular tissue and liposuction to reshape the chest for a manly look. In this case too, safe and effective minimally invasive liposuction devices using radio-frequency energy or laser energy are used to perform the procedure. ASPS estimated that a total of 26,175 men underwent this procedure in 2014.
- Botox: Men in their 40s tend to experience skin thinning, dryness and other negative changes due to declining testosterone. Wrinkles appear between the eyebrows and in other areas of the face. Men opt for Botox treatment as it softens and smoothes the wrinkles. ASPS notes that over 410,000 men had Botox injections in 2014.
- Blepharoplasty: Tired, puffy eyes and sagging eyebrows make you look older than actually you are. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery addresses these issues and rejuvenates facial appearance. The procedure involves removal of excess muscle, fat or skin and repositioning to correct drooping eyelids and bags. The surgeon may perform skin and muscle tightening, and smoothing of the line between the eyelid and the cheek to improve the outcome. ASPS indicated that the demand for the procedure increased by 34 percent between 2010 and 2015.
If you are in your 40s and intend to have any of these procedures, one of your best options is to choose an established AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, NYC. In a reliable practice, the surgeon will provide personalized treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.