Male plastic surgery has become enormously popular in the past few years. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that certain procedures, like male breast reduction, have increased in popularity by 29 percent since the year 2000. The number of inquiries from men seeking cosmetic improvement is higher than ever.
Dr. Mark Lowney of Advanced Body Sculpting of New England has noticed this trend reflected in his own practice; many men have sought out his expertise to regain a youthful look, improve their self-image and generally look as good as they feel. Here, Dr. Lowney outlines the leading plastic surgery trends among his male patients.
BREAST REDUCTION TO CORRECT GYNECOMASTIA
A condition called gynecomastia affects an estimated 4 out of 10 men. Hormonal fluctuations can cause a man to develop excessive or swollen breast tissue, giving them a feminine-looking chest. Male breast reduction surgery removes this excess tissue to create a flatter and firmer appearance. Depending on the tissue’s composition, liposuction may be enough to treat the problem; otherwise, surgical excision is needed.
FACIAL REJUVENATION TO MINIMIZE SIGNS OF AGING
With age (and stress and sun damage), the face can develop wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity. Treatments ranging from Botox injections to facelift surgery can minimize these signs of aging and rejuvenate facial features. Some men achieve their desired results with the injectable treatment, whereas others pursue surgery for a more comprehensive anti-aging solution.
BODY SCULPTING TO COMBAT A “DAD BOD”
Men that have accumulated diet and exercise-resistant pockets of body fat can opt to sculpt their physique with cosmetic treatment. Dr. Lowney offers non-surgical options such as SmartLipo and CoolSculpting, which use laser energy and controlled cooling, respectively, to eliminate unwanted fat. Alternatively, liposuction is available for results that look more dramatic.
CONTACT DR. MARK LOWNEY
If you or a loved one wants to improve an area of your appearance, Dr. Lowney can help. After learning more about your specific needs and goals, he can recommend an appropriate plan of treatment. To speak with an experienced cosmetic surgeon, please contact Advanced Body Sculpting of New England by calling (877) 577-5476 or sending us an email.