As men are tuning into the benefits of cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery, the market for aesthetic treatments has diversified significantly. Now, surgeons are creating environments and designing procedures specifically with men in mind, from surgical options that enhance the facial and body contour, to minimally-invasive procedures that effectively turn back the clock on one’s appearance. Today, there is a wide variation in the types of cosmetic procedure men are seeking.

The Surgical Solution

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most popular surgical procedures for men in 2013 were:


Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty):           57,931 performed

Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty):       30,398 performed

Liposuction (body contouring):          23,558 performed

Breast Reduction (gynecomastia):      22,939 performed

Facelift (rhytidectomy):                     12,699 performed


More men are also seeking out jaw augmentation, lower face lifts and neck lifts to maintain a more youthful appearance. Other popular procedures include pectoral, calf and gluteal implants to enhance the overall body contour and achieve a more athletic physique. Some men also choose a tummy tuck to remove excess fat and skin from the midsection and create a more sculpted look to the abdomen.

Cosmetic Enhancements

As many men are turning to surgical solutions for their aesthetic concerns, others are taking advantage of the multitude of minimally-invasive procedures available today. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the most popular cosmetic procedures for men in 2013 included:


Botox Injections:                                 385,358 performed

Laser Hair Removal:                           190,546 performed

Microdermabrasion:                            178,410 performed

Soft Tissue Fillers:                              95,361 performed

Chemical Peels:                                   94,625 performed


The primary reason for these treatments was to create a more youthful look, both in the office and in social situations. Some men cite a desire to remain competitive in an increasingly youthful marketplace, while others simply wanted to look their best for their romantic partners. All of these procedures are minimally invasive, which means they involve little discomfort and recovery time. Most are also temporary, so treatment must be repeated periodically to maintain positive results.

For men considering an aesthetic treatment for the first time, the good news is that many plastic surgeons are now recognizing the male patient is becoming a significant addition to their practice. Plastic surgery centers are becoming distinctly more male-friendly, with some centers even featuring treatment rooms specifically designed for men.

Dr. Kaweski understands that men, like women, have an interest in preserving and enhancing their appearance today. She offers a wide range of treatment options for men, in her professional and comfortable San Diego office.

To learn more about male plastic surgery options, contact Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876.