The Guy’s Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

The Guy’s Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

5 August 2015

From beer bellies and man boobs to receding hair lines and sticky out ears, it seems men have just as many body hang ups as women! With more and more guys turning to Cosmetic Surgery, here’s our quick guide to the most popular male procedures.

  • Rhinoplasty

More commonly referred to as a Nose Job, the Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed Cosmetic Surgeries in the UK. The procedure can be purely for aesthetic reasons, or to correct a misshaped nose following an accident or sporting injury.

To alter the shape of the nose, incisions are made inside the nostrils so the Surgeon can either remove or add in bone and cartilage to adjust the size and shape of the nose.

Though no scars will be visible following the surgery, some bruising will occur and last for around ten days following the operation.

  • Hair (and beard) Transplant

Hair Transplants hit the mainstream after Manchester United Striker, Wayne Rooney, talked publically about undergoing the procedure.

40 per cent of under 35s experience thinning hair, and not everyone is ready to embrace the baldness! A Hair Transplant involves taking individual hairs from elsewhere on the body and implanting them into the scalp where hair used to grow.

The time consuming procedure is performed under general anaesthetic. It’s also worth noting that, if you’re prone to male pattern baldness, you’re likely to need repeat procedures to fend off the hair loss.

The Beard Transplant is a relatively new phenomenon – surgeons reported a 72 per cent rise in enquiries about the procedure in 2014 – thanks to the current fashion for male facial hair. The procedure is the same as a Hair Transplant, with the individual hairs used to fill in patchy growth.

  • Liposuction

Though not recommended for weight loss, there are some stubborn areas of fat that can be impossible to remove through diet and exercise which Liposuction can remove. Problem areas typically treated with Liposuction include love handles, double chin and stomach.

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic with the fat literally sucked out of the body. Some male patients are also turning to the procedure as a body sculpting procedure, removing the fat from around their muscles to give them greater definition.

  • Otoplasty

An Otoplasty, or Ear Reshaping, effectively pins the ears in closer to the head. One in twenty people in the UK feel their ears stick out too much and the relatively simple procedure can be an effective solution.

To reposition, an incision is made in the fold behind the ear - so scars are only minimally visible – and some of the cartilage removed to put the ears into a ‘regular’ position.

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