Male plastic surgery trends favor natural, subtle results. This is not surprising since men are less comfortable talking about their surgical enhancements compared to women, as suggested by leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Tarick Smiley.
Dr. Smiley has cited a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showing the most popular male plastic surgery trends and procedures. (The list is in no particular order.)
- Breast reduction
- Rhinoplasty, aka, nose-reshaping surgery or nose job
- Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery
About 27,760 male breast reduction surgeries were performed in 2016, a 36 percent increase compared to 2000. This procedure involves the removal of excess tissue beneath the areola, which causes it to appear puffy.
For most patients, breast reduction results in inconspicuous scar at the lower edge of the areola. The scar lies precisely at the dark-light skin junction and so it is almost invisible.
To achieve smoother and more proportionate results, breast reduction might be combined with liposuction of the flanks and anterior abdomen. The idea is to prevent the “adjacent areas” from detracting from the more masculine breasts.
Aside from the aforementioned body contouring techniques, male patients are also lured by facial plastic surgeries, particularly rhinoplasty, facelift, and eyelid surgery.
Men seeking rhinoplasty, or nose job in layman’s term, generally desire for subtle effects and the preservation of their masculine appearance. Hence, some male patients ask to maintain some fullness or small bump along their nasal bridge.
Facelift, eyelid surgery, and other facial rejuvenation procedures (Botox and fillers) are also popular among men, although compared to women they ask for much subtler improvements in an attempt to keep their “enhancements” a secret.
For instance, men abhor the overly tight appearance and so most find it acceptable to have some [minimal] facial lines afterwards as long as the results look natural.
To achieve more natural results, facelift might be combined with some type of volumizers (e.g., fat transfer and dermal fillers) to create a smooth transition between the lower eyelid and cheek, address the flat or gaunt cheeks, and correct the appearance of deep tear trough.
Facelift is also typically combined with eyelid lift, neck lift, and other facial rejuvenation techniques to create more “congruous” results.