Cosmetic surgery isn’t a taboo subject anymore. Also, it’s not just for the wealthy. And finally, it’s not just for women. More men are getting cosmetic services (surgical or non-surgical) than ever before. But what procedures are they getting? Based on the procedures that men are most commonly requesting pricing on through the BuildMyBod Price Estimator, these are the most popular procedures for men these days.
Popular procedures for men
The eyelids may be the first thing to go on a man. Whether it’s heavy upper eyelids or fat bags under the eyes, eyelid surgery is very popular. One reason contributing to its popularity, aside from the surgery being very effective, is that it can be done with minimal downtime.
For the upper eyelid, the incision is hidden in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. The incision to remove fat and eliminate fat bags from the lower eyelids can be done without an obvious incision. In fact, the incision is made on the inside of the lower eyelid. Fat is removed and no stitches are necessary to close the incision. Also, this procedure doesn’t typically hurt. Lack of pain and a man’s tendency to not tolerate pain as well as women contributes to the popularity of this procedure! Check pricing on an eyelid lift here.
Deep lines on a sagging face can be distinguished on a man, but a sagging neck can show age and make someone look heavier than they really are. Men are very self conscious of their necks and this may be more common with the advent of selfies.
The problem for many men is that the incisions for a neck lift can be very visible behind the ear due to short hair. Luckily, many men are a candidate for a mini neck lift. This means they only receive an incision behind the chin. The incision is actually well hidden and allows the surgeon to redrape the skin, tighten the neck muscles and perform liposuction all at the same time. Check pricing on a neck lift here.
CoolSculpting doesn’t replace liposuction. But if you want no downtime and a reduction in your love handles, this is a go to for men. Neither men nor women are itching to go to surgery but again, men are particularly “allergic” to pain. For those of you not familiar, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment for stubborn pockets of fat not amenable to exercise. In a morning or afternoon session, fat can be frozen with the ability to partake in a conference call during treatment.
Botox and Fillers
As men try to keep looking young, or at least as young as their CEO, non surgical injectables are just what the doctor ordered. BOTOX® Cosmetic or XEOMIN® can relax the lines due to overactive muscles in the face (forehead, 11’s between the eyebrows or crow’s feet). It lasts for up to 6 months and is one of the most popular, most successful aesthetic treatments ever.
Fillers on the other hand are used to fill in wrinkles due to loss of collagen, not overactive muscles. These include the parentheses lines extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Men also get fillers to streamline their jawline and hide jowls. All of these injectables can be done on your break. However, women have the benefit of covering up any potential bruises with makeup!
If you’re interested in any of the treatments above, you can check pricing from a doctor near you by clicking here.