There is no denying that the popularity for plastic surgery in male patients has increased significantly in recent years. It’s more common than ever for guys to pursue cosmetic surgery as a way to improve their appearance and look and feel more like their younger selves. Male plastic surgery may involve employing special surgical techniques designed to help men rejuvenate a specific part of their look while maintaining their more masculine features. To help guys achieve a better understanding of the many ways plastic surgery can help them look and feel their best, here are a few ways male patients use cosmetic surgery to improve their look.

Common Cosmetic Procedures for Men over 40Eyelid Surgery

Looking younger is important for guys working to stay ahead in an increasingly younger and more competitive workforce. This often begins with the face. Eyelid surgery, known medically as blepharoplasty, can be an excellent way for men to refresh their facial appearance and treat tired-looking eyes. Eyelid surgery works by removing excess skin and fat deposits from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Special care is taken during eyelid surgery for men to make sure the patient retains his more masculine facial features.


As we age, and stubborn, diet-resistant fat begins to accumulate in areas all over the body, it can be nearly impossible to restore a more fit, athletic physique. That’s why liposuction is so popular among men. During liposuction, I can remove fat from areas all over the body including the abdomen, hips, back, love handles, arms, neck, and more that may not react to diet and exercise alone.

Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia, a common condition where excess glandular breast tissue causes breast enlargement in men, affects men and boys of all ages. Male breast enlargement may not pose any direct concern to a man’s health, however it can be very damaging to self-confidence and body image. Male breast reduction can help patients achieve a flatter, more masculine body contour by safely removing this excess breast tissue, skin, and fat from the chest area.

Nonsurgical Cosmetic Treatments

For male patients who may not have the desire or opportunity to undergo cosmetic surgery, I also perform nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that can help guys improve their appearance. Fat transfer injections use the patient’s own fat that is removed during liposuction to sculpt other areas of the body including the abdomen, pectoral muscles, or face. We also offer cosmetic injectable treatments like Botox® Cosmetic Injections to improve facial creases caused by expression over time.

Men have more options than ever to improve the appearance of their face and body with cosmetic treatments. The first step towards achieving this aesthetic improvement is sitting down for a consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation appointment, we will discuss your goals and expectations to properly determine which procedure will be the most helpful for you. We can also use Crisalix 3D Imaging technology to give patients a projection of what results they can expect from their surgery. For more information or to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for additional news, tips, photos, and more from the world of plastic surgery.