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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.