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Man-tenance: What type of plastic surgery are men receiving?

By: Dr. Chet Mays

5/30/2024

Man-tenance - What type of plastic surgery are men receiving?

Staying healthy and looking fit are top priorities when it comes to lifestyle choices.  As the stereotypes around plastic surgery are slowly being broken down, more and more men our turning to surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual statistics, more than 1.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2022.  Men accounted for the exceptional growth – a 207% rise in total cosmetic procedures since 2019. 

Men are incorporating minimally invasive and surgical procedures into their lifestyles to become the best version of themselves. The desired results from most plastic surgery treatments are similar for both men and women. However, the approach and technique require the surgeon to understand the differences in the bodies of men and women. Each gender has unique features, such as skin thickness, muscle tone as well as the way they store fat. 

Successful male cosmetic surgery will also focus on creating or retaining masculine features, which may be sharper or more prominent than those of women. At Mays Plastic Surgery, some of the top procedures for men include liposuction, hair transplants, neck lifts, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

One of the most common surgical procedures is the treatment of gynecomastia which is when men develop extra tissue in the chest area that can make them appear more feminine.  The treatment can vary from just liposuction of the chest to making incisions and removing the extra tissue. A big concern for men is to avoid looking like they have had plastic surgery.  The key to a successful outcome is having realistic expectations while focusing on specific body goals. Dr. Chet Mays is a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in male plastic surgical procedures to provide natural-looking results.  


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