The Rise of Male Cosmetic Surgery: Why It’s Not Just for Women

Did you know that the cosmetic and plastic surgery industries are getting a lift from millennial men?

In a survey, 31 percent of these men reported that they were extremely likely to receive a cosmetic procedure, surgical or otherwise.

While having the stigma of being more prevalent with women, male cosmetic surgery is on the rise.

Reasons for Male Cosmetic Surgery

With an emphasis on youthful looks becoming more and more prevalent, it is no surprise that men are turning to cosmetic surgery.

One prevailing idea that is fueling the emphasis on looks is changing attitudes in the workplace. Many people claim that businesses have less loyalty towards long term employees.

Men may fear ageism as they begin to show signs of getting older. Getting replaced by a younger, more energetic professional might be avoided by holding onto more youthful looks.

Males undergoing cosmetic procedures may also do so because of the desire to appear less tired or stressed, perhaps from years of hard work speeding up the signs of aging.

Others may just want to feel more attractive to their partners or more comfortable in their skin.

Popular Procedures for Men

The types of cosmetic procedures that men request are vastly different than those sought out by women. Below are six of the most commonly requested types of male cosmetic surgery.

Gynecomastia Surgery

This type of procedure works to remove excess fat or tissue buildup around the breast area. Gynecomastia can be a particularly embarrassing condition for a man, and can sometimes even be painful.


Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery reconstruction of the nose. Rhinoplasty is sometimes done after accidents involving broken noses. It can also be performed to cosmetically enhance the symmetry of the patient’s face.

Eyelid rejuvenation

Excess fat and skin below and above the eyelids can result in an exhausted or stressed out appearance. Surgery to restore both the upper and lower eyelids can lift this sign of aging.

Neck lift

A strong, defined jawline is often one of the features attributed to youthful masculinity. A neck lift surgery can remove excess fat and skin along the jawline to convey a younger, healthier image.

Chin augmentation

As mentioned above, a sculpted jaw provides a man with a youthful aura. Chin augmentation surgery is another piece to the puzzle to achieve this look, along with aiding in overall facial symmetry.


If diet and exercise are not completely getting you the look you desire, liposuction surgery may help as a supplement your healthy habits.

The procedure removes fat in the abdominal area to reshape your frame for a slimmer appearance.

Dissolving Social Stigmas

Despite the stigma attaching vanity and male cosmetic surgery, we will continue to see a growing number of men opting for these types of procedures as time goes on.

Whether due to wanting to be competitive and top of their game at work or simply to look younger and feel great, this cultural shift is a good thing!

Are you interested in learning more about male cosmetic surgery? Have questions about where to get started?

Contact us to schedule a consultation and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!