In recent years there has surge in popularity in men’s cosmetic surgery. Aesthetic procedures were typically the preserve of women who were keen to hold back the years and enhance their face or figure. So, what’s changed?
Pressure on men from television, film and the press, to embrace a more aesthetic ideal is growing. Sports stars, like David Beckham, have now moved into the world of modelling, and now it’s not just enough to be dominant on a football pitch; a six pack and sculpted looks are now seen as something to aspire to.
The recent recession and economic troubles have also played a role, with men either losing previously secure jobs or feeling the pressure to look dynamic in the workplace, rather than tired and harrassed.
Although men and women often opt for the same procedure there are five that have emerged as the most requested by Coventry plastic surgeon Mr Alan Park’s male patients.
Commonly, known as nose reshaping, with this procedure it is possible to produce a number of changes to the nose, from removing lumps and bumps, straightening and reducing the overall size of the nose or just adjusting the tip or nostrils. Nasal reshaping for male patients requires a slightly different aesthetic and the skin can be thicker than on women. Therefore, it is important to choose a plastic surgeon such as Mr Alan Park who has experience in treating male rhinoplasty patients.
Male Chest Reduction
Gynaecomastia, where the chest area can overdevelop and resemble female breasts, is becoming increasingly common. It can be the result of either an overstimulation of the breast tissue that is present in the male chest or a result of fat deposits.
Patients with the former may require a more extensive surgical procedure to remove the glandular tissue, whereas other patients may just need liposuction to remove the excess fat tissue in the chest. Mr Alan Park is skilled in both procedures and is able to fully assess which will suit you best during your Warwickshire cosmetic surgery consultation.
Other popular procedures for men include blepharoplasty or eyelid reduction, facelifts and ear reshaping.