When you think about the people who get plastic surgery, the first group that likely comes to mind is probably women. While women do indeed make up the majority of plastic surgery patients, the number of men choosing plastic surgery is on the rise. As a matter of fact, the rate of male plastic surgery procedures has increased over three hundred percent since 1997 to a total of almost ten million procedures performed in 2015. Dr. Peterson has seen an increase in men seeking plastic surgery and nonsurgical aesthetic options such as fillers or Botox.
One of the most common procedures Dr. Peterson performs for men is the abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. The tummy tuck procedure is a popular procedure for many men who have experienced significant weight loss, and as a result have a large pannus, or skin and tissue flap that hangs down from the abdomen. Many men seek to have that pannus removed, and their abdomen tightened up for a more fit and toned physique.
Another popular procedure for male patients is male breast reduction surgery or mammoplasty reduction. Male breast reduction is similar to breast reduction in women in which the extra, unwanted breast tissue is excised surgically.Many men have developed enlarged breast tissue as a result of being overweight or hormone imbalance. This condition is called gynecomastia and can be embarrassing for some men. Some men also develop the condition as a result of marijuana use. The science is still out on a final decision linking the two, but research is showing an increase in gynecomastia cases and states that have legalized marijuana.
Liposuction is another procedure many men are interested in. This procedure is used to target the “love handles” around the waist on the sides of the abdomen. No man wants a muffin top – and this area can be a hard place to tone. Just like patients who have experienced major weight loss and are looking for tightening from a tummy tuck, others are looking to sculpt after their body transformation. Dr. Peterson cautions that liposuction should not be used for weight loss, but for body sculpting purposes. Because of this, all patients are screened to discuss their goals and review their expectations of the procedure.
Men are also looking for rhinoplasty, facelifts, and eyelid surgeries to look younger and reverse the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, drooping eyebrows, and eyelids. Some men also turn to dermal fillers and Botox to freshen their appearance, even out fine lines, and avoid the downtime of surgery.
Are you a man with questions about plastic surgery options? Give Dr. Peterson a call today at 785-234-9000 for a consultation.