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The Rise in Plastic Surgery for Men

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Transformations are our specialty at Hunstad, Kortesis, and Bharti. We’ve helped countless men and women throughout the Charlotte, NC area to look younger and feel more confident through plastic surgery. A growing number of our patients are men, a trend that we are thrilled to see. Plastic surgery can benefit both genders, and we are so excited to share the benefits of rejuvenation with more male patients.

Men and Plastic Surgery- The Numbers

Men accounted for only 8% of all cosmetic procedures in the U.S. in 2017. This number sounds small, but that 8% equates to approximately 1.3 million total procedures. This is a 29% increase in number from 2000. Each year, the number of men seeking cosmetic surgery increases, a trend that is expected to continue.

Non-surgical procedures, including Botox, chemical peels, and laser hair removal are especially popular with male patients. More than 450,000 men received botulinum toxin treatments in 2017 in the U.S. and more than 180,000 men received a chemical peel treatment. The number of minimally invasive treatments sought by men has increased by 76% since 2000.

We’re seeing similar trends here at our Charlotte, NC plastic surgery office. Our surgeons and the aestheticians at our medical spa are seeing many more male patients at our Charlotte and Huntersville locations.

Popular Cosmetic Treatments for Men

The most popular cosmetic treatments for women are not the most popular cosmetic treatments for men. Our female patients often request breast augmentation, liposuction, or a tummy tuck. Some of the most popular procedures for our male patients include:

  • Hair Restoration- Male hair loss is a common problem and can be difficult to effectively treat. We are excited to offer NeoGraft hair restoration. This treatment effectively treats male pattern baldness using follicular unit extraction (FUE) through the NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplantation Device. NeoGraft hair restoration reduces downtime and activity restrictions, while providing a natural looking result. It is the least invasive hair transportation procedure available and requires no stitches or staples. Our own Dr. Hunstad has received hair transplantation using this method and speaks very highly of the procedure and his results. Come in and see them for yourself!
  • Rhinoplasty- Rhinoplasty is popular with both men and women and tops the list as the most frequently performed surgical cosmetic treatment for men in the U.S. Our surgeons are highly skilled, and use advanced rhinoplasty techniques like cartilage removal, bone manipulation, and tip reshaping. A deep understanding of facial anatomy ensures attractive and masculine results for our male patients.
  • Male Breast Reduction- Gynecomastia is a common condition that will affect a majority of men at some point during their lifetime. It occurs when excess breast tissue develops in a man. Our male breast reduction procedure uses surgical excision and liposuction to sculpt a flatter, more masculine chest appearance.

Popular Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatments for Men

Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment for men. Our patients tell us that Botox helps them to maintain a competitive edge in challenging work environments and helps them to retain a masculine and dignified appearance throughout the aging process. We have performed many Botox treatments on men and understand the subtle differences in technique required for achieving natural looking results in both male and female patients.

Plastic surgery for men is on the rise and we’re excited to serve men throughout the Charlotte area. Call us at 704-659-9000 for a consultation or to learn more.