When most people think of cosmetic surgery, they think about all of the plastic surgery for the “Barbie” girls in the world. Yet, many people overlook the fact that men also get a significant amount of cosmetic surgery. Now, obviously men aren’t not out getting too many boob jobs or lip augmentations, but they are getting chin augmentations and cheek implants.
Whether you’re an interested man wondering how you might be able to improve the way you look, or you’re simply a curious reader, it helps to know some of the most common cosmetic procedures that other men in the world tend to get. So, for those of you who are interested, here’s a list of the 8 most common cosmetic surgeries for men in 2015 according to statistics compiled by American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
8. Ear Surgery
Ear surgery can benefit the shape, balance, and position of your ears. People get ear surgery if they are born with slight birth defects that develop as they grow older or if they plainly just don’t like the appearance of their ear. It’s always shocking to realize just how much the shape and appearance of your ear affects how you look, which is why it’s no surprise that 9,718 men underwent ear surgery in 2015.
7. Hair Transplantation
You never know what you have, until it’s gone, and this is especially true in regard to your hair. It makes sense that hair transplantation procedures are among the most common cosmetic surgeries for men. Doctors have been performing hair transplantation procedures for over 50 years now, but the procedures have gotten much more effective as they’ve developed new techniques recently. Balding can be a rough experience, so if you’re slowly (or quickly) losing your hair, you might want to consider this one. According to the report, 11,336 men had hair transplantations in 2015.
Acne has haunted everyone at some point in their life, but it becomes much worse when the acne leaves scars. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that sands your face, in a sense, and removes the upper layer of skin allowing a new layer to grow in once it heals. This procedure can help people overcome any type of trauma to their facial skin, such as acne, scars, and other kinds of facial damage. In 2015, 11,577 men underwent a dermabrasion procedure.
Old ladies aren’t the only people in the world who get wrinkly skin! A facelift gives the patient more of a youthful look to their face by tightening the skin to remove any wrinkles or sagging. And, since men get old too, men also get facelifts. According to the statistics reported, 11,963 men had facelifts in 2015.
Liposuction is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery for both men and women, as you can see in the 8 Most Common Cosmetic Surgeries for Women, too. It’s not a surprise that men tend be overweight just like women, it’s just a surprise that they also care enough to do something about it. Liposuction is the suction-assisted surgical removal of extra fat all around the body. This improves your body’s contours and reshapes your body back to the way you want it. 25,656 men had liposuction in 2015.
3. Male Breast Reduction
This one might come off as a bit of a surprise, but it makes sense that men wouldn’t want boobs. Whether you have extra fat or glandular tissue because of genetic reasons, because of the side effects from some medicine, or any other reason, male breast reductions are relatively common and very effective. So, if you want to restore a flatter, firmer, and manlier appearance to your chest like the 27,456 men that had a breast reduction in 2015, then this procedure might be your answer.
2. Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, or a blepharoplasty, can improve the appearance of your eyes and eyelids in a number of ways. Either by removing sagginess in your eyelids (which might even affect your vision), removing bags under your eyes or in your lower eyelid, or treating the excess fat deposits that make your eyes puffy, eyelid surgery can have a huge effect on the appearance and functioning of your eyes. This surgery is the second most common for men as 29,906 men underwent eyelid surgery in 2015.
1. Nose Job
And for all those broken noses back in your glory days as the high school quarterback, there’s a nose job! It’s not too much of a surprise that the most common cosmetic surgery for men is a rhinoplasty. Nose jobs can be to reshape your nose after an injury, or just fixing the way it looks because you don’t like it. Whether it’s just crooked, large noses, or finally fixing the broken nose from that one championship game senior year in high school, 53,246 men got nose jobs in 2015.
For some readers, it might have come as a surprise that men actually get enough cosmetic surgery for there to even be a list of the top 8 most common surgical procedures. And for those of you who might be thinking this – no, you do not need to be gay to get cosmetic surgery as a man, but you might need to be rich. Besides money, though, the only thing you need to be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery is some sort of perceived defect. So, maybe your hair is on its way out quick, or your nose never healed properly after breaking it in high school. Regardless, cosmetic surgery might be the best way to fix those issues, and if it is, don’t worry – you aren’t alone! Men get all types of cosmetic surgeries.