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Plastic Surgery for Men and Women

Published on July 11, 2019

In the recent past, there has been a rise in men and women who undergo plastic surgeries in the U.S. Although women were initially more attracted to plastic surgery, the number of men considering these procedures has become quite significant.

There are a number of common plastic surgery procedures that men and women undergo:

1. Male Breast Reduction

A male breast-reduction surgery is one of the most effective treatments for gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts). The procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue that is present in the man’s chest region, restoring a flat, firm, and more masculine appearance to the chest.

Gynecomastia can appear at any age, and male breast reduction can be performed safely and successfully on teenagers and adult men alike.

2. Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to remove excess fat that is not easy to get rid of with diet and exercise. A plastic surgeon usually performs this procedure on areas like the hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, or face to improve their shape. Liposuction can also be done as part of other plastic surgeries, including facelifts, breast reductions, and tummy tucks.

Liposuction is quite popular among men and women who want to improve their body contours. There are a few key differences in how the procedure is performed for men vs. for women.

Men are generally less interested in looking thin and are more inclined towards looking muscular and toned. Therefore, in male liposuction, only small amounts of fat obscuring muscles or body contours must be removed in order to showcase the figure.

Women, on the other hand, often opt for this to reduce the excess inches they have gained in certain areas in order to look thinner. Some women specifically choose it to look more toned.

3. Facial Rejuvenation

There has been a growing desire for men and women to appear more youthful. A male face has many of the same features of aging as a female face, but the facelift procedure is often more ideal for women. This is because men have thicker and more resilient skin that does not lift as well, and they often have a lower pain threshold.

Facial-rejuvenation procedures that people usually opt for include facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty.

4. Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure where excess skin, muscle, and fat above and below the eyelids are repositioned or removed. Eyelid surgery has been proven to improve the look of the upper and lower eyelids. It gives the patient a rejuvenated and youthful appearance, which makes them look more rested and alert.

The procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and realistic goals for improvement.

Which Procedure Is Right for You?

Dr. Morwood has over 20 years’ experience as a plastic surgeon, he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and for years he has served as either the chief or vice chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery of Monterey.

For more information about Dr. Morwood or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us here.

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