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The Top 5 Plastic Surgery Treatments for Men

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Back in the day, the term ‘plastic surgery’ may have evoked images of Pamela Anderson and other ultra-glamorous, super-rich celebrities. Today, the new face of plastic surgery is no longer the rich and famous – it is regular people looking to enhance their appearance and boost their self-esteem.

As cosmetic technology advances in leaps and bounds, the quality of the work is higher and the cost is much lower, making it accessible for almost anybody who would like to enhance their appearance. While this shift towards a more widespread use of plastic surgery is one of the major trends in the industry, a new trend is also emerging – the increased use of plastic surgery by men. As plastic surgery becomes increasingly normalised and there is much less stigma associated with having plastic surgery work done, men are going under the knife in increasing numbers.

So, what exactly are men having done?

Here are the top 5 surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed on males.

Top 5 surgical procedures (male):

  1. Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) – 53,248 – 24% of procedures
  2. Breast reduction (gynecomastia) – 27,456 – 100% of procedures
  3. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) – 29,906 – 15% of procedures
  4. Liposuction – 25,656 – 12% of procedures
  5. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) – 4,964 – 4% of procedures

Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) was the most popular surgery in men, and the highest proportion of men to women with almost ¼ of procedures being performed on men. Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) has risen by 26% in the last year and by a total of 173% since the 90’s.

Top 5 minimally invasive procedures (male):

  1. Botox – 428,542 – 6% of procedures
  2. Laser hair removal – 187,784 – 17% of procedures
  3. Microdermabrasion -147,020 – 18% of procedures
  4. Chemical peel – 99,243 – 8% of procedures
  5. Soft tissue fillers – 96,593 – 4% of procedures

Injectables like Botox and Juvéderm are the most popular nonsurgical procedures for both men and women. These treatments smooth out lines and resulting in a more youthful appearance, making them appealing to anyone looking to rejuvenate their appearance – regardless of gender.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of male cosmetic procedures has more than doubled over the past twenty years, with these numbers forecast to continue to increase in coming years.

Dr Zacharia has worked with countless male clients to help them enhance their natural appearance without appearing as if they have had work done. He is an expert in making subtle adjustments which leave patients looking fresher, younger and healthier. To find out how Dr Zacharia can help you, head to our website your virtual consultation, or call us on (02) 9192 1600.