Men's Health

4 Reasons Men Should Look at Plastic Surgery Differently

While some people believe it’s not masculine for men to care too much about how they look, most men know how untrue that belief is. Plastic surgery might have a reputation as something mostly women seek, but it’s just as much for men as it is for women. Surgeons today know how to perform procedures to naturally improve a man’s appearance. Check out a few reasons why men should look at plastic surgery in a new light.

Plastic Surgery for Men Is Common

We live in a culture that’s breaking down the barriers between things that are “just for women” and “just for men,” so if you think plastic surgery isn’t for men, it’s time to rethink that idea. In 2014, 1,261,803 men had cosmetic surgery done, reports the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Whether you’ve always wanted a more defined jaw, need a bit of breast tissue reduction, or would like a more youthful appearance, plastic surgery can provide you with a natural-looking result.

Anti-Aging Procedures Can Make You Look Younger

There’s no shame in wanting to look a bit younger: Women aren’t the only ones who get bombarded by media images urging them to stay youthful forever. Plastic surgeons often perform eye and neck lifts on men; indeed, these are two of the most popular anti-aging procedures men invest in.

Having the skin around your eyes tightened isn’t going to make you look like Joan Rivers. The right board-certified surgeon will deal with your aging in a natural way that enhances your appearance without making you look like you’ve had work done.

You’re Allowed to Be a Little Vain

If you’ve always wanted a different nose, a stronger chin, or bigger muscles, plastic surgery can help you. Rhinoplasty, chin reshaping, and ear reshaping are popular procedures among men. Surgeons maintain masculine bone structure while evening out inconsistencies and creating an overall more symmetrical look.

Working out can only do so much for your body shape, no matter how many reps you do and how many days of the week you’re at the gym. If you’re still stuck with a “dad bod” or you want more defined pecs or glutes, plastic surgery offers procedures like liposuction and implants to address those concerns.

Minimally Invasive Procedures Exist

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Going under anesthesia for invasive procedures isn’t for everyone. Try Botox if you’re looking for a more youthful appearance. More men than ever are using Botox, and with celebrities like Simon Cowell admitting to having used Botox, the stigma around men’s doing so is evaporating quickly.

If you don’t want to get injections, you’ve got other options. Procedures like Dr. Honrado’s THERMlift are minimally invasive alternatives to toxin injections that achieve similar results. You can even go to a dermatologist for microdermabrasion or a chemical peel, which will enhance your skin’s appearance without putting you through a recovery period.

Plastic surgery can be for anyone who’s interested. You don’t have to remain dissatisfied with your appearance — many procedures exist that can address your issues and give you a natural result that you’ll be happy with.