1. Liposuction

Liposuction is consistently one of the top cosmetic procedures across the board, according to the ASPS, so it’s not surprising that it lands in the top spot for men as well. But that doesn’t mean that men and women are getting the same type of liposuction or looking for the same results. Typically men don’t want to be thin, they want to be defined. They want to get rid of the pudge at their waist, but they also want obliques and the manly contours that make them look stronger. For men, it’s not just about getting rid of unwanted fat, but augmenting and enhancing muscle. To meet the desires of the male clients, many surgeons are using body contouring techniques with their liposuction. More like definition liposuction. That means not only removing fat, but doing it with the purpose of enhancing or creating muscle contours.

2. Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, is one of the other most common cosmetic procedures among men year over year. That’s partially because only men get it. Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged or feminized breasts in men and the surgical procedure usually involves removing the tissue in combination with liposuction to contour the area. Gynecomastia as a condition is common and affects about half of males at birth and one in four men age 50 to 69, according to the Mayo Clinic. No matter how you slice it, whether these men are getting true gynecomastia surgery or not, it’s clear that procedures to augment and contour the chest are increasingly popular.

3. Blepharoplasty (a.k.a. Eyelid Surgery)

Men with lines, wrinkles will see a doctor wanting a  “face lift.”  The solution, an eye lift. Most men first notice signs of aging around their eyes and typically complain about eye bags or excess eyelid skin that they feel makes them look older. It’s expected, then, that blepharoplasty is consistently among the most popular procedures for men.

Eye lifts are performed on either the upper or lower lids (often both) and remove excess skin to smooth wrinkles and make the eye area appear smoother and more youthful. They’re popular among male patients, because they are relatively simple procedures that offer big results with little down time. The recovery is easy and there is little to no evidence that you’ve had anything done.

4. Hair Transplant

Hair transplants are becoming very popular. According to the American Hair Loss Association, about two-thirds of men experience hair loss by the time they are 35 years old. That number climbs to 85 percent by the time they reach 50. The main culprit is androgenic alopecia (commonly referred to as male pattern baldness), and, as the name suggests, it is one of the issues men deal with most.

It’s understandable that hair transplants would be among the most popular cosmetic procedures for men, but one of the reasons that more men are seeking them out these days is that there have been technological advances that allow them to work better and leave less scarring. 

While the procedure is time consuming, the success rate is high with these techniques because you’re transplanting from your own body and you don’t have to worry that you’re going to reject yourself. These new techniques are also effective treatments for facial hair and eyebrow hair.