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Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan

More men than ever are considering plastic surgery to transform their bodies. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates there were 1.2 million cosmetic procedures performed on men in 2015, 300% more than in 1997.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, you probably want to know some of the most popular procedures, which we detail below.

Why Do Men Want Plastic Surgery?

Men have complex reasons for wanting to go under the knife, just as women do. Frequent reasons that men visit their plastic surgeon include:

  • Reduce facial aging: Many men in the 50s and behind develop wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead. Others experience hollowing in their cheeks. Fortunately, many of these issues are correctable with a facelift, dermal fillers, or forehead lift.
  • Sagging eyelids and dark bags under the eyes. Skin that hangs over the eyes happens from saggy eyelid skin. Bags under the eyes are due to displaced fat.
  • Reduce jowls and neck sagging. Gravity and age take a toll and may leave men with jowls, neck folds, and sagging in the lower face. A neck lift can address these issues.
  • Sagging eyelids and bags under the eyes: Extra lines or skin over the eyes is due to saggy eyelid skin. Bags below your eyes happen from fat that’s displaced.
  • Reduce sagging and jowls in the lower face: Gravity takes a toll and leaves some men with jowls, sagging, and folds in the lower face.
  • Get rid of excess fat. Many older men discover they cannot drink and eat as they once did without gaining weight. Liposuction is effective in reducing difficult fat pockets that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
  • Beer belly: Liposuction gets rid of some belly fat, but the typical ‘beer belly’ could need a tummy tuck. This procedure will flatten your stomach and take years off your appearance.

Common Plastic Surgery Procedures For Men

Men most request the procedures below:


Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures for all patients, but men want it for different reasons than men. They typically want liposuction to give themselves a more refined profile and not just to be thinner.

Also, they long to reduce the fat in the waist and belly. But they also desire a more muscular appearance that makes them look fitter and younger.

Your surgeon may opt to take fat from the abdomen to enhance how some of your muscles look. For example, some men want to have fat removed from the belly and put it into their chest. Your surgeon can place fat beneath the chest muscles to increase the size of the chest.

Eyelid Surgery

Some men don’t like that their face looks tired or old but don’t want to go through the ordeal of a facelift. Another effective solution is an eyelid lift.

Men may choose this procedure when they see wrinkling and lines around the eyes. Also, the skin above the eyes may droop and obscure their vision.

An eyelid lift can be performed on the upper or lower lids to remove excess skin and wrinkles. These are relatively simple procedures with minimal scarring, which appeal to many men.


Gynecomastia is also known as male breast reduction surgery. Some men have enlarged breasts that make them look more feminine than they wish. This plastic surgery procedure takes out the extra tissue with liposuction to make the chest look masculine again.

This condition is common in men, with about 25% having the problem by age 50.

Other men have work done on their chests who don’t necessarily have enlarged breasts; they often want to enhance and augment the chest muscles.

Hair Transplant

The American Hair Loss Association reports that almost ⅔ of men lose some of their hair by age 35. It’s 85% of men by age 50. Usually, it’s caused by male pattern baldness, androgenic alopecia.

One reason this procedure is soaring in popularity is that the technology has improved, and there is far less scarring than years ago. The procedure takes up to eight hours, but the surgery is highly successful with little recovery time.


Men have about ⅓ of all rhinoplasties, also known as nose jobs. This procedure is popular because it can have a dramatic effect on the face’s appearance quickly.

Men usually want a different look with their nose jobs than women. Many men desire a more masculine, straighter nose. Some even like it more prominent because it looks more masculine to them.

Dermal Fillers

Not every man who wants a cosmetic procedure wants surgery. Dermal fillers, such as Voluma, can smooth wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, as well as boost volume in your cheeks.

Men also like to have dermal fillers on the jawline to make their jawline look stronger. Also, it can reduce the appearance of jowls without a neck lift.

Neurotoxin Injections

Neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport, are popular with men who want to smooth wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and between the eyebrows. This is an effective and affordable solution to consider without surgery.

Request A Plastic Surgery Consultation

Have you been considering various plastic surgeries? Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to serve Portland area patients at his practice, Après Plastic Surgery. He will meet with you for your Portland plastic surgery options today. He’ll go over the options, your goals, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate.

You won’t regret your decision!


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