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The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men

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For many people, cosmetic procedures are a fascinating subject. We’ve probably seen more botches, boob jobs and Botox than we thought possible, but still the cosmetic industry is thriving and more and more new procedures are being introduced to the industry and fast gaining popularity. The subject of male cosmetic treatments in particular piques many people’s interest and more and more men are going under the knife to get the look they want. In fact, cosmetic procedures in general are increasing in popularity amongst the male demographic. In 2016, Americans spent roughly $16billion on non-invasive surgery and more and more UK men are going for teeth whitening in Turkey.

Cosmetic surgery trends are changing all the time and the look that we want is very different from what it used to be. The most popular cosmetic surgery trends for men today say a lot about the way the industry is changing.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure amongst both men and women and it has been on the rise. This form of cosmetic body contouring involves small incisions being made to remove fat deposits and while women undergo the procedure to achieve a slimmer silhouette, many men choose liposuction to improve muscle definition around their chest and stomach. Liposuction is also used in another cosmetic procedure that is becoming popular among men – breast reduction. Men suffering from Gynecomastia have enlarged breast tissue as a result of a hormonal imbalance, medication or weight gain. An estimated 200,000 men suffer from gynecomastia and in many cases, simple diet and exercise won’t be enough to reduce breast size, which leaves cosmetic procedures as the only alternative. Now that a lot of stigma and fear that used to surrounded cosmetic surgery has dissipated, more men are opting for surgical solutions, although non-invasive procedures, such as Liposonix and thermage, still remain viable options for many.

Rhinoplasty – better known as a nose job – involves the sculpting of cartilage to reshape the nose and it is another procedure that is popular with both men and women. There are many different reasons why men might opt for a rhinoplasty. Some men undergo the procedure when they have an accident and break their nose, others might have narrow nasal passages that make breathing difficult, and then there are men who get a nose job for aesthetic reasons. The requirements for both men and women when they have the surgery, however, can be quite different. This is because men and women consider different nose shapes attractive and while women prefer a narrow, upturned nose, men tend to prefer a nose that is slightly wider and prefer not to have a nasal tip that tilts up too much.

Chin Augmentation
This is a procedure that is very different for men and women. Women tend to have surgery to reduce the size of their chin while men undergo a chin augmentation to create a strong and defined jaw with a prominent chin. In order to achieve this look, a cosmetic surgeon will place an implant to increase the size and definition of a man’s chin. It can balance out facial features and create a more masculine face that some professionals believe came into popularity thanks to ultra-masculine film stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and many men even request dimples on their new chin to mimic the chins of their favourite male celebrities.

Neck Lift
While male facelifts are on the decrease, the amount of men opting for neck lifts is strangely increasing. This might be a result of the latest plastic surgery trends preferring more natural looking results and the frightening, famed face lift results of other Hollywood celebrities. A neck lift is a subtle way to get rid of a few excess wrinkles and add a touch of youth to your face without making it obvious that you have undergone any kind of treatment. The decreasing in popularity of this procedure might also relate to the scars that can be left after a facelift.