Surveys have shown that just over 1 out of 3 women would like to have some type of cosmetic surgery. That is, if cost wasn’t an issue. Surprisingly, 1 in 5 men said the exact same thing! Yet, the small gap between men and women who say they want plastic surgery and actually have it done is far wider. It seems that maybe men are a bit more hesitant to follow through with what they want when it comes to elective procedures. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to say yes!
Who is Actually Getting Treatment?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that 9 out of 10 cosmetic procedures are completed on females. While women are following through with their cosmetic desires, then men aren’t (as they make up only 1 out of 10 patients.)
One of the reasons why we see this problem is because men frequently do not understand the benefits or accessibility to male-centered treatments. Some may not even realize what procedures are available. Yet if they knew the outstanding results that could be achieved, I think we would see more men than ever coming in for elective cosmetic procedures.
When men are coming in, what are they having done? Some of the most common procedures we discuss or complete include:
It might be hard to say, but it’s actually a fairly common procedure - erasing the signs of sagging skin around the eyes. Just a little lift of the lower or upper eyelids can improve vision and add a youthful appearance.
If you’ve always had a baby-face or are unable to grow a beard, then a beard transplant is an excellent way to add a full face of hair! We individually transfer each hair follicle from the back of your scalp (where hair grows the thickest) to the face to add fullness to your thin (or nonexistent) beard.
Getting a “nose job” isn’t just for women. Many men feel uncomfortable with their note’s size and shape. It may even interfere with the way they breath. Don’t try to man-up and “own” your nose if you aren’t happy with the way it looks. Do something about it! You might just be surprised to learn how many men actually have a rhinoplasty done. I can even show you some before and after shots here in my office.
If you’ve worked hard to lose weight, leftover areas of body fat may not go away on their own, even if you’re eating right and working out regularly. With liposuction we can permanently erase fatty tissues and make it easier to maintain a smoother, thinner body contour. It’s great for both male and female patients!
I always invite men (and women!) to come by my El Paso office for a complimentary consultation. I feel that it’s truly important to discuss the specific needs and expectations with each person, so that we can find the one best suited for their preferences. If you’re ready to get past the point of “just thinking about” cosmetic surgery, then call my office today!
You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Frank Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or by filling out our online contact form.
A familiar misconception is the idea that cosmetic surgery isn’t beneficial past the surface of the skin. But that’s not true! Investing in aesthetic treatments by a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you boost your confidence, improve your appearance, and change your lifestyle.
Not only that, but cosmetic treatments can also be beneficial to your health and well-being. Here are just a few examples:
It’s not uncommon for women with larger breasts to experience pain or discomfort in their back, shoulders, or neck. Reducing the size of the breasts to one that is lighter can improve posture, reduce spinal problems, and even make it easier to workout at the gym. Some women also experience frequent skin irritation or infection under their breast tissue, so a reduction makes it much easier to reduce the likelihood of these conditions.
For women who experienced tuberous growths, or asymmetry to the point that it interferes with their posture, breast augmentation can create a healthy fit for your profile and reduce your risk of back pain.
Getting a “nose job” could actually help you breathe easier, due to correcting a deviated septum or other anatomical irregularities that reduce oxygen flow. Rhinoplasties offer straightforward results to my patients with obstructed nasal passages.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
If droopy eyelids (ptosis) interfere with your line of vision, a simple lift can improve your eyesight.
Suddenly you’ll see better again, without having to wear glasses!
A tummy tuck reduces the excess fat and skin along the waistline - decreasing your risk of diabetes, reduce certain types of incontinence, and relieve back pain as the muscular positions are corrected. Enjoy a flatter, more toned stomach that diet and exercise alone haven’t achieved.
After significant weight loss, reducing excess skin in the arms, lower body, thighs, or breasts can improve posture, reduce your risk of diabetes, and even reduce incontinence caused by stress. Say goodbye to the “waving” skin when you walk or raise your arm, and hello to tighter fitting clothes.
Liposuction can be used to reduce the amount a person sweats under their armpits - something that can interfere with everyday social relationships. The procedure can also bone completed using a laser. Liposuction is often used for men who need breast reduction due to excessive fatty tissues in their chest.
After childbirth, many women experience scar tissues caused by tearing, looseness of the vaginal walls, or chafing because of naturally large labia. Plastic surgery can reshape and recontour the vaginal tissues for greater comfort in your favorite clothes (or with the person you love.) Through vaginal rejuvenation you can achieve your desired look.
Of course, the psychological benefits of plastic surgery are significant. Being able to overcome the embarrassment of specific anatomical irregularities can give my patients a new-found freedom that literally changes their life for the better. If you’ve been thinking about having some type of cosmetic procedure performed, and you just can’t justify it for looks alone - it’s time to look even deeper, and see how treatments can improve things other than just your appearance.
To learn more about your options in plastic surgery, you can make an appointment at the office of Dr. Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or filling out our online contact form.