From fathers who want to get rid of their ‘dad bods’ and businessmen who want sharpen their looks in line with their career aspirations, to fitness fanatics wishing to sculpt their physique, cosmetic surgery for men is growing in popularity year-on-year.
Ocean Clinic Marbella now sees prospective male patients on a daily basis and there are some marked trends emerging in terms of the most desired treatments. Here’s a run down of how men most want to improve their appearance in 2017…
Blepharoplasty is surgery to remove eyebags and lift droopy eyelids. This is the number one requested procedure because it can instantly take many years off a man’s appearance.
As men age, fat has a tendency to herniate around the eyes, while skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. The result can be a tired looking face that is prematurely aged. Blepharoplasty can restore your vigour, making you look fresh and fit. This can be a real benefit when it comes to a man’s career, especially when he is competing against younger counterparts!
|After Before upper and lower blepharoplasty|
In the past, men might have been embarrassed to admit they’d had liposuction, but since the treatment has been embraced by fitness enthusiasts to tackle stubborn areas of fat that can’t be shifted through weights and exercise, the stigma is fast vanishing. Men are using lipo to sculpt their bodies and reveal the muscles they’ve built in the gym.
|Before liposuction to the torso|
As men get older it can become increasingly difficult to target certain areas of fat, such as ‘love handles,’ through exercise. However, affordable cosmetic procedures mean you don’t have to resign yourself to having a ‘dad bod’. Targeted liposuction can enhance your abs, trim your waist and expose your pecs.
|After liposuction to the torso|
Men can carry off a large or distinctly shaped nose better than women but that doesn’t mean they don’t feel self conscious about it. We frequently see men who feel their face is dominated by their nose and no longer want it to be their defining feature.
We rebalance their features through small tweaks that maintain strong, masculine looks. Rhinoplasty is a surgery of millimetres and minimal changes can transform a man’s look without it being obvious he’s had a nose job, making him more confident and stronger.
4. Gynecomastia operation
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast and affects thousands of men. Understandably, it is one of the most sensitive appearance-related conditions for a man to suffer and there is much embarrassment around it.
|Before gynecomastia surgery|
Thankfully there is no longer any reason to suffer in silence – a straightforward procedure to cut out excess glandular tissue can address the problem. Liposuction can then be used to improve the contour of the chest and restore a masculine physique. Gynecomastia surgery can have a massively positive impact on both a man’s physical appearance and their psychological wellbeing.
|After gynecomastia surgery|
As we enjoy longer life expectancy and physical fitness well past the age of retirement, facelifts are increasingly being requested by men. Men want to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside and don’t want wrinkles to give away their age.
Facelifts are no longer about drawing back skin in an unnaturally tight fashion, but rather removing excess skin, restoring lost volume and creating strong definition around the jawline – a key signifier of youth and masculinity. Sagging necks are also tackled so men can present a holistic appearance of youthful vitality.