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In 2014, an increasing number of men are opting for plastic surgery. Men of all types, careers, races and ages are coming in for treatment at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles. Women may be the ones that are often thought of when it comes to plastic surgery, men are seeking more and more treatment options all over the nation. According to the American Society for Aesthetic  Plastic Surgery, men received more than 1 million cosmetic procedures last year in 2013. Overall, the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased an astounding 273% since 1997. It’s time to think past the stereotype and begin thinking of plastic surgery as an equal-opportunity treatment. When it comes to procedures, which ones are the most popular for men?

Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

Liposuction – Holding steady at 15% of all liposuction surgeries performed, liposuction for men is growing in popularity. Helping to transform body sculpting for men, the small incisions that are used can easily be concealed and/or difficult to see. Almost anywhere on the body can be suctioned, but our Southern California male liposuction patients most often request to target the chin, abdomen, love handle and chest areas (see gynecomastia below).

Eyelid Surgery – Coming in at number two in popularity, eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is a technique designed to remove wrinkles and lines as well as fat and excess skin from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. At Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, eyelid surgery for males focuses on maintaining a masculine look while providing an alert, youthful appearance and eliminating puffy, tired eyes.

Rhinoplasty  – Nothing on the face has a greater impact on how a male looks and feels then the size and shape of his nose. Rhinoplasty is a surgical art form and sometimes complex plastic surgery operation designed to remediate or improve nasal functionality, as well as address personal aesthetic preferences.  Male patients seeking a nose job in Los Angles can rest assured they are in the hands of two highly skilled and experienced surgeons when choosing Sunset Cosmetic Surgery. No two noses are alike, and each rhinoplasty surgery is designed to suit the needs of individual patients.

Gynecomastia – Last year, more than 22,000 male breast surgeries were performed. Gynecomastia, the name for excessive buildup and fat tissue in men’s breast, can be an embarrassing issue and trigger men to feel ashamed that they don’t have that certain muscular look. Many causes contribute, including puberty, genetics, weight gain and certain medications. Male breast surgery, typically performed with liposuction, cannot guarantee a buff physique, but can help with a more flat, firm and contoured chest.

Ear Surgery – Last, but certainly not least, ear surgery  (also known as otoplasty) rounds out the top five most opted for cosmetic procedures by men. Improving the shape and position of the ear, male ear surgery, can address defects in the ear structure, or repair damage to the outside ear due to injury or trauma. And using local anesthesia, men can quickly and simply correct disfigured or protruding ears with a simple out-patient surgery—or even an in-office procedure, depending upon the nature of the case.

Sunset Cosmetic Surgery Understands Plastic Surgery for Men

Attitudes are changing toward plastic surgery for men. There’s been a huge boom in aesthetic plastic surgery and it’s a strong misconception to believe it’s all for women. Men desire to look good and stay competitive in the job market. Leading California plastic surgeons, Dr. Daniel Yamini and Dr. Steven Svehlak, recognize this and also understand the different approaches men require to specific plastic surgical procedures. Whether you are a man or a woman, find the straight answers, honest feedback and results you are looking for at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles. A private consultation can be scheduled by calling (310) 858-9100, or learn even more by visiting our website and viewing our extensive before and after image gallery.

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