Cosmetic surgery isn’t only the province of women. Men care about their looks too, and cosmetic surgery for men has become more commonplace and accepted.
Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure among men, and men account for almost one in four “nose jobs” performed in the United States.
Men have in particular embraced the less invasive cosmetic procedures, with Botox anti-wrinkle injections the most popular. What makes botox so popular is that it is easy, it takes only ten minutes and can be done right in the physician’s office. All it takes are a few small injections. A distinct improvement is need in just a few days, unlike other cosmetic surgery. It can remove or moderate frown lines, for example. While this is one cosmetic non – surgery process that requires no anesthesia, the doctor may numb the area with anesthetic cream or a cold pack. Other cosmetic surgery procedures popular with men are blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction (for fat removal), hair transplantation, and facelifts.
Reduction surgery for breasts can be, and is, performed on men (gynecomastia) as well as women. While many women have breast reductions for health reasons, especially to reduce back strain, men primarily have breast reduction for aesthetic reasons.
Cosmetic surgery procedures geared to and developed specifically for men include ab sculpting to create that “six-pack” look, and pectoral enhancements.
Otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery) is also something that many men have discovered. Otoplasty “pins back” ears that stick out too far from the head (think Prince Charles) and can also correct ear size if a man’s ears are disproportionate to his other features.
Jeanette Pollock is a freelance author and website owner of cosmeticsurgery-101.com [http://www.cosmeticsurgery-101.com]. Visit Jeanette’s site to learn more about cosmetic surgery for men [http://www.cosmeticsurgery-101.com/2006/07/24/cosmetic-surgery-for-men].