days women are not the only ones considering a nip and tuck to maintain or enhance their appearance. Liposuction and laser hair removal are the top cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that men would choose to have performed according to a recent survey of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
These survey results confirm what we see in our practices. Men are as concerned as women with maintaining a look that corresponds to the way they feel.
Eating right and exercising doesn’t remove wrinkles or eliminate stubborn fat around the waistline, and men want to see results for their efforts. Personally, in my practice of 20 years, the majority of procedures performed on male patients would be liposuction, eye surgery, laser hair removal and Botox injections.
The majority of liposuction cases can be performed under local anesthetic with sedation to keep the patient comfortable. Typically in my experience with male patients undergoing body contouring, men are mostly concerned in improving their waist (love handles) and the neck line.
Both areas have a very quick recovery time with little time lost from their daily routine.
Laser hair removal is very commonly seen in our clinic. With the Epilight Hair Removal Laser, men and women are able to remove unwanted hair from all parts of the body.
Most often, we see that men are mostly interested in hair removal of the back and neck area.
The procedure is usually performed within one hour and requires no anesthesia.
Botox injections are equally as common for men who wish to remove unwanted frown lines, forehead creases or lines around the eyes. The procedure is performed in the office and is associated with very little pain.
I have talked more extensively in past articles about eye surgery (Blepharoplasty Surgery). Eyelid surgery is an extremely common procedure performed for men considering cosmetic plastic surgery. The one to two hour procedure is performed in the operating room and requires a ten day recovery period. Men (or women) who experience puffy bags underneath the lower eye or excessive skin over the upper eye are good candidates for this procedure.
When asked what they would change about their appearance, 45 percent of men would change their body contour, 25 percent would change signs of facial aging, 13 percent would change their nose, 12 percent would change their chest and five percent would change their legs.
Of over 2000 men surveyed, 72 percent approved of cosmetic plastic surgery for themselves or others, 18 percent were undecided and 10 percent disapproved.
If these men were to have cosmetic plastic surgery, 87 percent would have it for personal reasons, 7 percent for relationship-related reasons and 4 percent would choose it for job reasons. Last year over 1 million men had a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, making up 13 percent of patients.
Dr. Kenneth Dickie, Director of Bahamas Institute of Plastic Surgery in Grand Bahama is widely regarded for his specialty in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Dickie is an active member of the Canadian and American Societies of Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. As Vice President of Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association, he is dedicated to assist not only his Bahamian patients, but also those who travel from North America and Europe. Dr. Dickie can be contacted at
or (242) 351-1234