Male Cosmetic Surgery stats show growing acceptance.

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Excess male breast tissue, a condition called gynecomastia, usually appears early in male adolescence and can also occur in men in their 40’s and older.  Male breast tissue swells due to reduced male hormones (testosterone) or increased female hormones (estrogen).  Sometimes called man boobs, gynecomastia can be quite embarrassing for a male.  Male breast reduction is most often performed using liposuction.

A greater number of men are exploring Botox treatments, and the ASPS statistics show a meteoric rise. Affectionately called “Brotox” because of its gaining popularity with the boys, Botox and Dysport are two wrinkle relaxing agents. Quick injections into the forehead and crow’s feet can be performed with no sign of treatment or downtime.  The effects of Botox or Dysport come on gradually, diminishing forehead furrows and frown lines.  It’s a stealth move allowing men to fly under the radar while taking away a few years from their appearance.

Botox for Men

Excessive underarm and palmar sweating can also be arrested with Botox or Dysport treatments, and Changes Plastic Surgery routinely administers Botox for this condition. This highly effective treatment can keep a man perspiration-free for up to 6 months in these areas (read more).  Botox treatments for men were administered 410,913 times in 2014 – up 337% from 2000.

Manscaping, the affectionate term for male grooming, is leaping from soap and water splashes to more intensive ways of caring for their skin. Laser Skin Resurfacing improves skin quality on a deeper level, removing sun damage, improving texture and eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.  Resurfacing can also eliminate pre-cancerous lesions, and for the guys who have spent many years in the sun, laser skin resurfacing can also be a preventative measure.  Over 70,000 men chose laser skin resurfacing in 2014. Another major increase since 2000 at 227%.

Before and After Brotox

With statistics like these reported from the ASPS and with society on a mission for youth, male cosmetic surgery will likely trend upward and onward. Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa offers a full range of plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments to assist our male patients on their voyage to a more youthful look and increased confidence.

See what’s on the horizon for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gilbert Lee of Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego, treating men and women since 1994.

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