Why Are So Many Men Getting Plastic Surgery?
We live in a society where good looks and youth are the most sought-after possessions amongst men and women. For years, women have always been first in line for cosmetic procedures of all kinds, but today, there has been a huge boom in cosmetic surgery among men.
In March 2012, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that the number of cosmetic procedures among has risen more than 106 percent since 1997. Why? Men are getting cosmetic surgery for two simple reasons. They want to look better, and they want to remain competitive in the job market. Men want to look younger, get fit, and gain self confidence, and a good number of them feel they have a better chance of climbing the corporate if they sport a younger look than everyone else in the office.
Among the most popular cosmetic procedures for men are: liposuction, facelift surgery and surgery to reduce Gynecomastia (more commonly known as male breast reduction)
Since men accumulate most of their fat around their belly, chest, and abdomen, liposuction seems to be the most popular cosmetic procedure for those seeking a well-sculpted shape. The introduction of new techniques has also changed the way men feel about cosmetic surgery. Also, the world of cosmetic surgery has also given rise quicker and safer methods of fat removal.
Although there are several innovative types of liposuction available on the market, such as laser-assisted surgery, ultrasound, and even fat freezing, the liposuction process is a procedure wherein the surgeon removes excess fat deposits located under your skin.
During the liposuction procedure, the surgeon inserts a small, thin, blunt-tipped tube (called a cannula) through tiny incisions in the skin. These tiny incisions do nor require suturing and heal to imperceptible thin lines.
Using a vacuum pump, he then suctions out subcutaneous fat, sculpting a thinner and shapelier, figure. After body sculpting surgery, patients can usually resume normal activity within a few days. Compressive garments may be worn for a couple of weeks to maintain the desired contour. We have even had patients resume work the next day. So whether it is the belly, excess breast tissue or just sharper delineation of those six-pack abs, liposuction can help obtain the sought-after look. With our latest SmartLipo Triplex, the tiny laser liposuction probe can delicately and precisely reach and remove those small areas of problem fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise.
Facelift surgery is also one of the most popular procedures among men reaching their 50’s and older. In a facelift procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions within the hairline, along the natural ear crease, or under the chin. The underlying muscle and tissues are tightened, and with meticulous care the excess skin is carefully removed and the remaining skin is draped over the now tighter, less sagging tissue. The incision lines are carefully closed with tiny sutures for a closure which, usually, fades into a thin line, hidden in the natural facial creases.
The procedure gives men more confidence about the way they look. It allows them to feel that others now see them as the vigorous person they know themselves to be- a confidence that projects to others in business and social situations.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia (more commonly known as male breast enlargement) is a condition in which men of various ages have over-developed or enlarged breasts. The condition is often a result of obesity, hormonal changes, or the use of certain drugs. It’s a fairly common problem among men; however, there are a few common methods doctors use to treat this condition.
Body sculpture in which the doctor uses a liposuction technique to break up the fat which is then removed from the body with suction. The results of the procedure are long-lasting, and men can permanently reduce their breast size, flatten the chest area, and eliminate an unwanted physical attribute.
Whether facial or body procedures, evolving technology enables cosmetic surgeons to more precisely target undesirable areas with less invasive techniques. Smaller incision, minimally invasive surgery with a shorter, more comfortable recovery period, allows the patient to resume his normal activities, getting back to enjoying life more quickly and present his newly rejuvenated physique to the world.
At Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery many techniques, non-invasive, minimally invasive as well as invasive are available to meet the needs of men wanting to present a fresh, youthful self to those around them. Laser liposuction, facelift, necklift, all performed in a state-licensed, medicare-certified facility provide a private, comfortable safe state-of-the-art environment for all our Bellevue, Seattle and Washington State patients.