In 2006, men had nearly 1 million cosmetic procedures, 8 percent of the total. The top 5 surgical procedures for men were: liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, correction of enlarged male breasts, and facelift.
For many people, the first time they entertain the thought of plastic surgery is to change the shape of the nose. As a teenager, the nose becomes a focal point of the adolescent face. Changing the size and shape of the nose to balance the other facial features is common in males in their late teenage years, 20′s and 30′s. Frequently, reconstructive surgery to improve nasal breathing is performed in conjunction with this procedure and is usually covered by insurance.
The importance of the appearance of the eyes cannot be underestimated. The eyes provide non-verbal communication and serve as the focal point of the face. More than any other facial cosmetic procedure, eyelid surgery has the ability to rejuvenate one’s appearance. Blepharoplasty can correct a “sad” or “tired” appearance by removing the bulging fat (“bags”) and excessive and wrinkled skin of the eyelids.