While it’s a fact that more men than ever before are pursuing cosmetic surgery as a way to improve their appearance and look younger, there is still a lot that most guys do not understand about plastic surgery. Moreover, this uncertainty can make some people hesitant to pursue a procedure that can significantly improve their self-confidence and quality of life. This is why I take my responsibility of educating my prospective patients so seriously. Today I have taken some time to debunk a few common myths about male plastic surgery.
Myth #1: Male Patients Have Limited Plastic Surgery Options
This could not be further from the truth. Plastic surgery for men extends far beyond gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery. In fact, with a few notable exceptions like cosmetic breast procedures, male patients can undergo essentially the same selection of facial and body contouring procedures as female patients do. The difference is my approach when performing these surgeries.
Myth #2: Men Rarely Undergo Cosmetic Procedures For The Face
This is absolutely false. In fact, according to the most recent statistical report produced by The Aesthetic Society, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and facelift surgery were all among the most common cosmetic surgeries for men. I can also attest to the fact that I see many men who are interested in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the face. Anti-aging benefits are highly important to many of the male patients that I speak with, and addressing signs of facial aging like wrinkles and tired-looking eyes is a great way for men to refresh their appearance.
Myth #3: Male Plastic Surgery Patients Should Always Work With a Male Plastic Surgeon
I have never believed this personally. While some male patients may feel more comfortable working with a male plastic surgeon, a plastic surgeon’s technique and approach matter far more than their gender. The most important factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon include their board certifications, experience performing the specific procedure(s) that you are interested in, and a shared aesthetic sensibility. This also applies to female patients.
It’s been so exciting to see male plastic surgery continue to grow and grow in recent years with no signs of slowing down. If you think that cosmetic surgery may be able to help you achieve the appearance that you seek, the first step is reaching out to a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation appointment. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery tips, news, practice updates, and much more.