The main aim of cosmetic surgery is to improve someone’s appearance, self-esteem and self-confidence. Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals.
Ongoing dissatisfaction with personal appearance can affect mental health and has a negative impact on quality of life. This can cause problems for men both in their careers and personal life.
Cosmetic surgery can be chosen to correct a feature that a man has never liked, or to alter changes that have happened over time due to ageing or circumstances.
These surgeries help men to feel more attractive, as well as feeling more confident and better in themselves.
Male facial surgery will help combat common signs of ageing including sagging skin around the nose, ears and jawline. For example:
- Rhinoplasty will help reshape the nose, correct a bump or a droopy tip,
- Otoplasty will correct more prominent or longer ears, and
- Chin reshaping/ augmentation will give the chin more definition and masculinity.
These popular male cosmetic procedures aim to improve the appearance and profile of a man’s main features.
A male facelift will benefit those requiring a more dramatic overall improvement to facial appearance. Aiming to pull back and lift the skin, this will involve an extensive cosmetic procedure.
Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, will remove excess skin and fat from the eye area and create a more youthful appearance. There is also a functional benefit as this treatment will correct the line of vision if it has become impaired by sagging skin.
A brow lift is a less invasive procedure that will combat wrinkles, reduce the ‘hooding’ effect of the eye, and will position the eyebrows in a more alert and youthful position.
There are also non-surgical cosmetic treatments for men to combat the signs of ageing. Anti-wrinkle injections (or muscle relaxing injections) and filler treatments offer men versatility and are a temporary way to correct wrinkles and fine lines. However, these will need to be topped up as they are not permanent solutions.
Below the neck, if the main goal of cosmetic surgery is to combat the effects of lost tone and shape in the torso or to remove stubborn pockets of fat e.g. man boobs, then there are gynecomastia (gyno surgery), Vaser liposuction and male tummy tuck procedures. It is common for men to request lipo for their belly, particularly to combat excess skin after weight loss.
If the goal is a more toned, fuller chest to replace lost volume, this can be achieved by Vaser liposuction. This technique is highly effective as it offers more precise skin tightening. Also, compared with traditional liposuction, there is less downtime and lower risk of side effects like bruising, bleeding and scarring.