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Do men have cosmetic plastic surgery?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Men do have cosmetic plastic surgery. Approximately, 5% of my practice involves male plastic surgery procedures including gyonecomastia and liposculpting surgeries. Gynecomastia surgery involves both liposuction of the chest of the adipose tissue, but also a partial subcutaneous mastectomy with an incision under the areola. The hard glandular tissue must be directly excised to smooth out the nipple-areolar complex. Tumescent liposuction of the belt area (abdomen and hips) is a common trouble zone for many men. 
Men currently represent 15 percent of the total number of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery, a number that has been steadily increasing over the past decade. It's not surprising: Men need to look their best in a competitive job market. As a result, more men entering their 40s and 50s are seeking access to non-surgical procedures like the use of Botox, neurotoxin or fillers to rejuvenate their appearance. Men are also growing more comfortable with other surgical procedures including treatment of enlarged congenital breasts (gynecomastia), liposuction to address "love handles" and rhinoplasty or nasal surgery.

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