Women still outnumber men in the number of cosmetic procedures they have, which is why most advertising for plastic surgery is still tailored for women. However, the number of men receiving plastic surgery is on the rise. In increasingly competitive work and social environments, men are caring about their appearance and aging more than ever. Given the improved health and ability (and, unfortunately, necessity) to work longer before retiring, older men find themselves competing to look youthful, energetic, and capable. Although men are receiving more surgical and nonsurgical procedures overall, men prefer permanent surgical procedures over more temporary noninvasive ones.

The amount of men getting facelifts increased by 14% last year, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is the most common procedure that men undergo. Men usually request more subtle surgical results; they want to look better, not drastically different. They also want something fast with lasting results so that they do not need to repeatedly go back to the doctor’s office.

Men usually want to undertake a treatment where they are subtracting something. For example, facelifts remove wrinkles, tighten skin, and can remove excess fat or sagginess. Rhinoplasty can remove bumps from the nose, or make the nose smaller, among many other enhancements that depend on what the patient wants. Another common procedure is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Due to genetics, aging, stress, and many other factors, men get an increase of under eye bags and puffiness as they age. Lower blepharoplasty is a relatively quick procedure that solves the problem; with a recovery time of about one week!

Since men have different goals from women, make sure your facial plastic surgeon is familiar with your needs. An experienced surgeon will be able to tailor facelifts to men and women. For example, men will desire a more subtle facelift that leaves their masculinity intact. Cosmetic surgery for men is becoming more widely accepted, and is definitely a rapidly increasing industry. Even though people might not want to admit it, attractiveness does affect your quality of living. Contact us now and make a change!