Plastic Surgery Options for Men

Cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are more and more popular with men. Over 1 million men had a cosmetic procedure in 2018, almost a 30 percent increase since 2000

Research shows men often choose cosmetic procedures to help boost their self-confidence and advance in their careers. In a competitive job market, men seek to gain the advantage from that first glance during an interview. If you’re a man in your 50s in the job market, you don’t want to appear old in comparison to men in their 30s. Another common reason for getting plastic surgery or a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure is to enhance your masculinity. If nature didn’t give you features associated with a musculine appearance, such as a strong jawline, cosmetic surgery can do it for you. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Hensel Jr. with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, performs many cosmetic procedures on men who want to improve their appearance. Following are top cosmetic surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures men nationwide are having done. 


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S. More than 50,000 men had the surgery in 2018. If nature gave you a nose too large for your face or if you were in an accident that left your nose misshapen, Dr. Hensel consults with you to determine how you want your nose to look. If your nose is hooked, you likely want a straight nose, but men want the nose to look masculine. Instead of a more pronounced tip at the end, which many women like, you may want no tip or a very small one. 

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

The next most common cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S. is eyelid surgery. In many cases, the reason is better physical function instead of or as well as cosmetic appearance. As you age, the muscle in your upper eyelid can stretch too much, making your eyelid droop and actually impairing your vision. If the reason you’re having the procedure done is functional, insurance normally pays for it. Many individuals have both the upper and lower lids done. 


Liposuction isn’t only for women. Many men now want liposuction and body contouring to improve their physical appearance. If you have excess fat you can’t get rid of around your belly, liposuction is the most popular method chosen to eliminate it. But men today want contours that make them look fit and strong, including defined oblique and abdomen muscles. Dr. Hensel  listens to what you would like your midsection to look like and explains what combined approaches he recommends to help you achieve your goals. 

Botox and dermal fillers

Men, like women, don’t want to look old before their time. Part of staying competitive in the job market includes a youthful, fit, and healthy physical appearance. Social media’s constant focus on the face and body in photos and videos may also be fueling the rise in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. More than half a million men in the U.S. now get Botox every year; it’s the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in males. Botox temporarily minimizes the following signs of aging. You can get maintenance procedures done to keep those signs of aging at bay

Likewise, dermal fillers are now popular with men to help improve a strong masculine appearance. Men ask for filler along the jawline more often than women, as a strong jaw is associated with masculinity. You’ll no longer have the beginning of jaw jowls that make you look older. Fillers also help smooth out acne pit scars

Call or book an appointment online today with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center to see how cosmetic procedures can enhance your appearance and likely boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. 

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