Nose, eyelids, implants or liposuction are among the most requested aesthetic surgeries among men in recent years.
1 in 10
Although there is no Canadian data on plastic surgery, the Quebec Association of Specialists in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery estimates that men represent approximately one in 10 patients.
According to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, men accounted for 8% of all cosmetic procedures in 2020. And the popularity of aesthetics has increased 30% in 20 years.
The Most Popular Procedures for Men in the United States in 2020
Rhinoplasty (nose) : more than 65,000 procedures
While some procedures come and go with fashion, nose reconstruction remains the most popular among men for many years.
Blepharoplasty (eyelids) : more than 45,000 procedures
This surgery, which is used to lift eyelids that droop with age, is gaining popularity. Not only older men, but also Asians looking to round their eyes.
Cheek surgery, implants. : more than 28,000 procedures
These cheek implants are used to rejuvenate the face by giving it plumper cheekbones. This is the surgery that saw the sharpest increase in 2020.
Liposuction : more than 22,000 procedures
Although liposuction is very popular among men, doctors note that the procedure is still less effective than in women. For example, it is impossible to completely eliminate male belly fat. However, it is beginning to be used to define the abdominal muscles, for example.
Gynecomastia (mammary glands) : more than 18,000 procedures
This procedure aims to reduce the size of the mammary glands in men with excessive development.
The American Association also highlights the rise of the “dad repeat.” It is inspired by the popular “mommy makeover”, a combination of abdominoplasty, liposuction and breast lift for women. For men, this expression refers to liposuction, gynecomastia, and even fat transfers to strengthen certain muscles.
Among non-invasive procedures, Botox is by far the most common, with more than 265,000 patients.
More than 118,000 men have also received various filler injections, often with hyaluronic acid.