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Three Reasons Cosmetic Surgery is Popular for Men

In today’s increasingly health-conscious and youth-focused society, the market for anti-aging and aesthetic treatments is typically targeted towards women. The demographic that is often ignored is men who are also looking for the best way to look and feel good about themselves without sacrificing their masculinity. At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we believe that plastic surgery should never be a one-size-fits-all approach, especially when it comes to the nuanced differences between male and female cosmetic surgery. We understand those differences, and our surgeons develop each treatment plan according to your personal goals. We offer both non-invasive and surgical treatments that can be customized for the masculine persona, restoring your youthful vitality and features through subtle enhancement.

Aesthetic Surgical and Nonsurgical Options for Men

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), cosmetic surgery among men has increased by almost 325 percent over the past 20 years. 2017 saw 120,000 men undergo cosmetic surgery, while nearly 300,000 men took advantage of nonsurgical options. The request at the top of the surgical list is liposuction, followed by blepharoplasty (also known as an eyelid lift). At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we offer several surgical procedures specifically for men, including (but not limited to):

We also provide nonsurgical options for men who may be seeking a less permanent change. Because of the difference in their skin type, men often look as if they age slower than women. Men’s skin is typically more oily and thicker, which protects it from drying out as well as preventing wrinkles. This also makes a difference when receiving any type of injectable treatment, because thicker skin may require a larger amount of the injectable in order to deliver the best result. The top nonsurgical treatments for men are Botox and injectable fillers, with over 200,000 men choosing to smooth wrinkles and restore volume to their faces each year. At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we offer Botox and other injectables, including Kybella, a treatment to reduce fat under the chin.

Three Reasons Cosmetic Surgery is Popular With Men

More Competition in the Workplace

Our culture has started to shift from the philosophy encouraging you to stay in a job you hate solely because it pays the bills into a more “do what you love” mindset. With this shift comes even more competition in the job market, as many companies look less towards experience and seniority, and more towards youth and a fresher outlook. While experience is still a valuable commodity, many seasoned men are seeking to rejuvenate their appearance in order to keep up with the more youth-focused job culture. For some, this may be where Botox and other injectable treatments come in, while other men may choose a blepharoplasty or a more drastic option like a facelift or neck lift. Whatever you choose, our surgeons strive to ensure that you look refreshed and rejuvenated without looking unnaturally smooth, over-filled or overdone.

Less Time to Spend on Maintaining Physical Fitness

In our fast-paced world, the focus has become on working smarter, not harder. This can apply to the workplace, although in many companies, long hours are expected and considered the rule, not the exception. With the demands of your job as well as social and home lives, men often don’t have the time to spend in the gym to maintain the physique you enjoyed in your younger years.

Lack of exercise combined with long hours sitting at a desk and the gradual decrease in metabolism as you age can leave you with the dreaded “dad bod” – a doughy, soft look that is difficult to get rid of, even if you follow a healthy diet and manage to fit in exercise. If you are frustrated by stubborn excess fat that refuses to respond to your best efforts to get rid of it, liposuction may be the solution. At the top of the list of surgical procedures among men, liposuction is the most popular, and accounts for about 25 percent of the total surgeries for men. While it does require a bit of recovery, the downtime is minimal and the results are dramatic without being obvious.

Our Instagram Society

Youth has always been valued in our society, but with the increasing pervasiveness of social media and the pressure to not only be a person, but a “brand,” it’s no wonder that men are taking a closer look at plastic surgery. Anywhere you turn, there seems to be a camera ready to turn even the smallest moment into a post-worthy event. And as phone camera technologies advance, seemingly casual photos become art – high definition, up close and personal art.

Everyone is their own harshest critic, and no one wants to miss out on being in photos at their best friend’s wedding or helping your baby take their first steps. But if you are self-conscious about a flabby stomach or wrinkles that show up clearly when you smile, you might shy away from the camera at pivotal moments. At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure you have the confidence to enjoy every moment to the fullest, which is why we tailor our procedures specifically to cater to the needs and desires of men. It’s ok to want to look your best, and we’re here to help you do just that.

Plastic Surgery for Men vs. Women

The primary goal of aesthetic surgery is to make you look younger and refreshed, but in a way that retains the personality and masculinity of your face. This is especially true when it comes to men, because though plastic surgery is becoming more accepted and less taboo, it can still be embarrassing if people know that you went “under the knife.”

While there are just a few differences in the way cosmetic surgery is performed on men versus women, the differences that do exist are significant. 

In the case of a facelift or neck lift, it is vital that as your surgeon repositions the skin on your face or neck, it retains the flow of the natural growth and appearance of your facial hair. Additionally, incisions are sometimes shorter and more easily hidden in the existing creases of your neck and face.

When it comes to liposuction or body contouring, the vastly different natural shapes of men versus women are an important factor. Men are built with broader shoulders and narrower hips, while women tend to have a narrower waist with fuller hips. These essential differences mean that liposuction on men, needs to be performed in a way that preserves the natural masculine figure.

If you are a man looking for an edge in the workplace or a boost in your confidence, it may be time to explore your options in the world of cosmetic procedures. Call New York Group for Plastic Surgery today at 855-337-3063 to schedule a consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.

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