Top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures for men

Where the field of cosmetic surgery was once considered a woman’s realm, it is increasingly becoming one for men. Men no longer have to conceal their desire to change their appearance, or simply put up with it; in fact, one in every ten cosmetic procedures performed in the UK are on a man. So what are the areas that are most commonly tweaked? Here is the top five, according to 2014 figures published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

  1. Eyelid surgery: Also known as a blepharoplasty, surgery on the eyelid can rejuvenate the face by removing skin that droops and creates a hooded, fatigued look. In 2014, 849 men chose to have this surgery.
  2. Rhinoplasty: Nose surgery consistently sits at the top end of the male cosmetic surgery popularity chart, perhaps in part because it can successfully correct many sporting injuries.
  3. Male breast reduction: Over 700 men underwent a procedure to tackle their ‘moobs’ in 2014. For those men experiencing the confidence-knocking gynaecomastia – a common condition often caused by a hormonal imbalance whereby the male breast tissue swells – the increasing popularity of a breast reduction is very welcome news.
  4. Liposuction: While the male body distributes fat in a different way to the female body, it still has stubborn pockets of the stuff. Liposuction is a well-established means of targeting those tricky areas, enabling many men to look more lean and sculpted.
  5. Ear correction: Surgery to correct prominent ears – also known as an otoplasty or pinnaplasty – is enduringly popular among men. Milton Keynes-based cosmetic surgeon Mr Ghosh usually performs a pinnaplasty using local anaesthetic and the recovery time is very quick.

Mr Ghosh offers all these procedures as well as abdominoplasty, facelift and the full range of non-surgical anti-ageing treatments to male patients at his Milton Keynes clinic.