Cosmetic surgery, also known as plastic surgery is essentially a medical procedure which involves the altering of the body form in order to beautify it or in some cases, to prevent ageing. It is indeed clichéd to say that only women undergo cosmetic surgeries because, in the recent past, many men have opted to enhance their appearance with the help of these surgeries. Cosmetic surgeries can be done to reshape or firm the abdomen region, to destroy fat cells or even to modify facial structure. Here are five cosmetic surgeries that are famous among men:
Gynecomastia is the condition in men that accounts for over-developed or enlarged breasts. This may occur due to a variety of reasons, the most common being hormonal changes, obesity or even the side effects of certain drugs. The effects of Gynecomastia include excess of glandular tissue development and excess of localized fat. This impairs your self-confidence and makes you feel restless or can cause emotional setbacks. In order to overcome this, men undergo the Gynecomastia surgery which is also known as reduction mammaplasty. During this surgery, the excess tissue that causes enlargement and sagging of breasts can be removed; hence the excess skin is reduced. In few cases, additional surgery is required to combat any complications that have occurred or to perform tightening and repositioning of the breasts. The technique commonly used is a combination of liposuction and excision techniques. These involve the removal of fat by suction and the removal of excess tissue and skin.
Hair replacement surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries done by men of almost all ages. The hair transplantation procedure usually involves the removal of small pieces of the scalp grafts that have potential hair growth from a donor site and placing them in a bald or thinning area. Hair fall and balding cam occur due to numerous reasons, the most common being hormones, ageing and a history of acute baldness in the family. The hair transplant surgery is not a one-time procedure. It involves multiple sessions of grafting to achieve satisfactory results at the least. The hair graft can be of different sizes with different hair count. A scalpel is usually used to remove the grafts that are transplanted to the bald region. The procedure is tedious in order to make sure that the transplanted hair grows healthily and in the right direction and also that the hair present in the donor region is not adversely affected. The surgery will also leave behind faint scars from the incisions in your scalp.
Though the craze for liposuction or lipoplasty was initially among women, according to recent surveys, the number of men opting for this surgery has increased by a great extent. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat on any part of the body such as abdomen, thighs and buttocks. For this surgery to have minimum side effects, it is important to extract just the right amount of fat, to cause least disturbance to the blood vessels and tissues surrounding the area and to keep the person’s fluid balance intact. There are numerous methods of liposuction such as suction-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction that transmits ultrasound vibrations to the body, water-assisted liposuction that uses water beams to loosen the structure of fat tissues and laser-assisted liposuction that uses laser beams to melt the fat in the target area. Though liposuction helps dissolve fat in the body, it does not provide any protection against any obesity related diseases and disorders. Side effects of the surgery include bruising, swelling and scarring. All these side effects differ from person to person. Men opt for liposuction to get rid of love handles, to get toned abs or to flatten the stomach.
Long gone are days when women would be beauty conscious and splurge on cosmetic surgeries. Hospitals claim that over 40% of their clients for cosmetic surgeries are men! What’s more is that the most common of them is for a shapely nose. Men aim for a nose not unlike any famous actor that they see on screen and undergo a rhinoplasty surgery. Rhinoplasty or a nose job is a plastic surgery for the reconstruction of the form of the nose to enhance it. The nasal skin and tissues are separated from the nasal framework, are corrected according to the desired shape and then the incisions are sutured. Following this, a tape is used in order to immobilize the nose and help speed up the healing process. The surgery can either be a first time surgery or the revision of a previously failed rhinoplasty. Though infection in this surgery is rare, there are chances of formation of pus which will then lead to performing another minor surgery.
One of the most famous cosmetic surgeries among men is blepharoplasty. It is a plastic surgery that revolves around correction of deformities and defects of the eyelids in order to beautify and modify the eye region of the face. Most men believe that eyes play a crucial role in the facial appearance of a person and hence take great pains in maintaining them. Blepharoplasty involves modifications in the periorbita region which is the region between the eyebrows and the cheeks. Procedures to remove excess sagging skin are usually undertaken in this surgery.
It also treats bags under the eyes; fine wrinkles and loose skin on the upper eyelid that sometimes impair vision. The procedure involves incisions of the eyelids that are usually covered by the natural creases of the eyelids and excess fat can either be repositioned or removed completely. The after effects of this surgery are bruising and swelling that subsides eventually to reveal flawless looking skin that gives an aesthetic appearance to the face.