The 5 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men in Pittsburgh
With the rising popularity of plastic surgery procedures in the United States, it’s no wonder that the number of procedures performed on men is also increasing. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, one Pittsburgh plastic surgeon even speculated that this shift towards plastic surgeries for men may be due to the rise of the selfie. With the constant stream of pictures on social media, it can be easy to suddenly realize that you look much older than you feel. Men and women alike often want to look just as energized and youthful as they feel, which is why a growing number of Americans are turning to plastic surgery to turn back the clock. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Here are the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men in Pittsburgh:
1. Breast Reduction
According to the 2016 annual report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men accounted for more than 40 percent of the aesthetic breast reductions performed in 2015. (It is the the treatment for gynecomastia-the overdevelopment of male breast tissue.) Many men find that even with a healthy diet and exercise routine, the chest can be a problem area that doesn’t always respond very well to exercise alone. A breast reduction can be a great tool to re-build self-confidence and help achieve that toned, lean body you’ve been working so hard for in the gym. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
In a similar sense, more men than ever are turning to plastic surgery procedures like liposuction to add those last finishing touches to their bodies. Like the breasts, certain areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs can be very difficult to tone through exercise alone. In these areas, subcutaneous fat lies just beneath the skin, and liposuction may be needed to fully remove it. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that liposuction isn’t a weight loss tool, but rather something to consider once you’ve achieved or nearly achieved your target weight. Then, any small pockets of subcutaneous fat that seem to be resistant to exercise can be removed, leaving you with a smooth, lean build. (Medical Dictionary)
3. Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Over 200,000 Americans opted for a rhinoplasty procedure in 2015, and this number includes an increasing number of men. Both men and women can suffer from low self-esteem if something as central to their appearance as their nose is asymmetrical or has unwanted bumps or curves. As plastic surgery for men becomes more and more accepted, a rising number of men are choosing nose reshaping procedures to boost their self-image. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
4. Eyelid Surgery
Like rhinoplasties, eyelid surgeries are becoming much more popular with men. Often, the first signs of aging begin to appear around the eyes, which can result in a tired, lethargic look. And for most, this is the opposite of how they feel on the inside. Eyelid surgery can help to remove excess or loose skin above and below the eyes. Fat deposits above the eyes, which may cause reduced peripheral vision, can be eliminated with this surgery. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
Many men say that while they’re working out and eating right, which helps to keep their bodies looking and feeling young, there’s not a whole lot that can be done to reduce the signs of aging in the face. Like nose reshaping and eyelid procedures, a facelift can offer a new, refreshed look that otherwise just wouldn’t be possible. Lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin can make many men feel that the age of their face doesn’t match the age that the rest of their body feels. A facelift can help to take years off of the face, making men and women look and feel great about themselves.
Why Choose Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh for Your Plastic Surgery?
No matter what plastic surgery procedure you’re considering, the most important first step is to choose the right plastic surgeon. At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Heil is dedicated to providing a comfortable, stress-free experience in our state-of-the-art facility. Stress reduction starts with education, so all questions are welcome. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Pittsburgh Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Heil is extremely experienced and well-respected in his field. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with him to discuss the details of your plastic surgery procedure, contact Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology at 724-264-3608.
The Bottom Line
Plastic surgery is certainly not just for women, especially with the seemingly constant demand of social media for men and women alike to look their best. Whether the first signs of aging have begun to set in or you just can’t quite achieve your desired look through exercise alone, plastic surgery can help you to look just as youthful and energized as you feel.