Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Men have become more and more vain about their physical attributes that they even accept a new attitude that was previously an issue for women. With the need to look younger, a number of men in their 40s to their 60s have undergone cosmetic surgery aside from the usual diet, exercise, and the use of facial care products.

A growing trend

According to data provided by American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic surgery is increasing its popularity among men as their way to deal with image maintenance and alteration.

Some of the most popular surgical procedures for men include rhinoplasty (reshaping of the nose), hair translantation, eyelid surgery, liposuction, and even chest reductions (for older men).

Statistics also show that 14 percent of Botox injections, 15 percent of liposuction, and eyelid surgeries, 20 percent of laser hair removal, and 24 percent of nose jobs in the United States are done on men.

Body improvement

Advancements in cosmetic surgery can also provide men its counterpart of breast implants. Pectoral, abdominal, and buttock enhancements are becoming popular among men who wanted to have bulging chest and six-pack abs without the strain of exercise. Just like in breast enhancements, however, the results of these operations sometimes look "unreal" or "plastic".

The cost of perfection

The amount to shell out of the wallet depends on the type of cosmetic operation, as well as the fees charged by members of the surgical team. Patients may want to canvass for the best deals, but making sure that they are dealing with accredited and qualified cosmetic surgeons who work in excellent facilities.

Liposuction is approximately $2,000; facelift is between $5,000 to $10,000; Botox injections come a $300 each; eyelid surgery is at least $2,000; and a nose job starts at $3,000.

Complications after surgery

As with any other surgical procedures, there are risks involved in cosmetic surgery. High-profile deaths of Nigeria’s former first lady Stella Obasanjo, James Brown’s wife Adrienne Brown, and most recently the mother of rapper Kanye West, illustrate the potential dangers of cosmetic surgery.

Complications range from abnormal heart rhythm, brain damage, blood loss, infection, skin death, accumulation of fluid among others. The dangers is also increased when dealing with unlicensed and untrained doctors offering anesthesia and surgery, as well as operating in unsanitary areas.

Choosing the best cosmetic surgery treatment

Before deciding on having cosmetic surgery, you need to have adequate knowledge and information about it. Consult with a highly-qualified doctor who is trained and specialized in anesthesia and surgery, especially for patients who are taking any medications, as well as having ongoing health problems and conditions.

You can check to your local doctors association for a list of qualified cosmetic surgeons. You also need to be realistic about the outcome of surgery, as well as being aware of the risks involved.