Cosmetic Surgery for Men at Bareaesthetics Clinics in Sydney and Port Macquarie

Cosmetic Surgery for Men at Bareaesthetics Clinics in Sydney and Port Macquarie

The Top Cosmetic Surgery procedures for Men

Typically cosmetic surgery is normally associated with women having procedures such as Breast Augmentation, breast reductions and liposuction. If we discuss men having cosmetic surgery we normally think about well known male actors and celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone, Michael Jackson and Mickey Rourke. These men are not great examples of natural and aesthetic cosmetic surgery results. However; men do have great Cosmetic surgery results it is just that we hear about the extreme and ridiculous results performed on the infamous celebrities.

Statistics released in March 2011 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) demonstrate that many more men are now becoming more conscious about their appearances and maintaining their appearances that they are now considering some form of Cosmetic surgery. The statistics revealed that the overall increase in cosmetic procedures in men increased by 2% in 2010 when compared to the previous year. Some procedures in particular like Facelift surgery rose by 14% and Liposuction increased by 7% in 2010.

The ASPS statistics for 2010 show that men underwent an increased number of Surgical and minimally invasive procedures; the increase in surgical procedures grew faster than the traditional minimally invasive treatments.

The increase in men having cosmetic surgery may be related to a number of factors; such as an increase in the general fashion and cosmetic industry and therefore an increase in the participation of men in requiring cosmeceuticals and that their requirements do not seem to be unusual or the domain of women. Also with the changes in workplace perceptions and socially men may feel the need to have a rejuvenated and youthful appearance as well as being fit and healthy. Men and women have shifted the age for when they are choosing to have children. As such men may feel that they are now ready, mature and financially capable enough to make the decision to have Cosmetic plastic Surgery.

Interestingly once the minimally invasive procedures such as Antiwrinkle injections or dermal fillers were popular with men. It is apparent that as men age, so do the tissues and the addition of gravity means that the tissues sag. Consequently a much more comprehensive surgical procedure is required and is necessary to lift and rejuvenate the body to show any significant improvement.

Top Ten Cosmetic Procedures for Men (as an increase in percentage)

The list comprises the fastest growing cosmetic procedures between 2009 and 2010.

1. Facelift – 14% increase

2. Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) – 11% increase

3. Dermal Fillers – 10% increase

4.Antiwrinkle Injections – 9% increase

5. Liposuction – 7% increase

6. Male breast reduction (Gynaecomastia) – 6% increase

7. Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) – 4% increase

8. Dermabrasion – 4% increase

9. Laser hair removal -4% increase

10. Laser vein treatment – 4% increase

Top Ten Cosmetic Procedures for Men in 2010 (By Volume)


The top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures (Invasive)

1) Rhinoplasty (Nose surgery) – 64,000
2) Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) – 31,000
3) Liposuction/Liposculpture – 24,000
4) Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia surgery) – 18,000
5) Hair Transplantation – 13,000

The Top Five Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures

1) Antiwrinkle Injections – 337,000
2) Laser Hair Removal – 165,000
3) Microdermabrasion – 158,000
4) Chemical Peel – 90,000
5) Dermal Fillers – 78,000

The majority of cosmetic surgery clinics show that whilst there are high profile men having cosmetic surgery, clearly many more men are “average” males who are looking to improve their looks and therefore to look as good as they feel. Many of these men are normally seen as tough male role models such as firemen, plumbers and bricklayers.

There are the men who are still quite physically active, perhaps approaching retirement who still wish to have a rejuvenated appearance to go along with their active lifestyle. It is not unusual in my practice to perform a combined Facelift, neck lift as well as an eyelid lift for mature men seeking to reverse the effects of the sun, genetic aging and gravity and to create a rejuvenated face and neck.

After having performed the cosmetic surgery procedure, it is not uncommon to observe a new invigorated male patient. The procedure itself appears to have provided a greater sense of self confidence; male breast reduction is such an example. Many males with large breasts commonly known as “man boobs” are often reluctant to go to the beach or engage in any social activity where they need to remove their shirt.

Following male breast reduction surgery most patients are motivated to join gyms to improve their general health, wellbeing and fitness levels. They have an increased desire to lose weight and build muscle to match their improved chest/breast area.

Many of these men have very supporting partners often of similar age, which is contrary to the popular perception that these are men with much younger partners. In my practice many of these women will not have had any cosmetic procedures or surgery, and so this has not been a natural or expected transition for their male partner to consider cosmetic surgery. It is a choice that these men make to help them maintain a rejuvenated, natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance for themselves and sometimes for their partners as well.

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