5 Reasons why men resort to plastic surgery

5 Reasons why men resort to plastic surgery

17th Sep 2020


Blame it on popular culture or whatsoever, but the fact remains that the number of men getting plastic surgery is increasing at an unprecedented rate.  Never in history has such a large number of men been interested in undergoing cosmetic surgery. Men are now also resorting to different plastic surgery procedures to enhance their physical appearance. In the previous year alone, more than 1.3 million male patients got cosmetic surgery, which is a 30 percent increase from the year 2000. 

Even though some males use plastic surgery to change their appearance to look more like celebrities, statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that a large chunk of males who get plastic surgery are ordinary people and not celebrities. What this indicates is that even men are not immune to the social pressure to look and feel good about themselves. Below are the general reasons why more men are undergoing plastic surgery. 

Men also experience self-esteem issues

It is not only women that experience self-esteem issues due to aesthetic flaws or shortcomings in the body. Men also experience lower self-confidence when they are not physically attractive or have certain flaws. Some men are more sensitive than others when it comes to their physical appearance. They feel insecure when they look physically unattractive and are more image-conscious. Lower self-esteem is the number one reason why men and women undergo plastic surgery. 

In fact, all patients who consider getting plastic surgery have self-esteem problems that compel them to do so. On the other hand, there are many men who have aesthetic flaws and shortcomings, but they don’t care about it. They are okay with the way they are, and they don’t take it seriously or become obsessed with their physical appearance. But still, a large number of men have self-confidence problems, and so they opt to go under the knife to get rid of that pressure and feeling. 

Lower self-esteem can affect your life in many ways. You will feel less confident in different settings, including work, social, and personal relations. This can affect your productivity, health, and overall quality of life. If you are a man and have tried exercise and diet to get rid of the aesthetic flaws in your body without success, you may consider undergoing plastic surgery to get higher self-esteem.

The good news is that the majority of men who have undergone plastic surgery are happy with the results and report that they have experienced improvement in their self-esteem. After plastic surgery, the aesthetic flaws and shortcomings in your body will vanish, which will make you have a positive body image. As a result, different aspects of your life will improve. However, whether you are a good candidate for a certain plastic surgery is another question that only a board-certified plastic surgeon can answer.

Men want to look more masculine

Women undergo plastic surgery to look more feminine, whereas men do so to look more masculine. Men and women have different identities, and they want to underscore their unique and differentiating physical features. Some men suffer from conditions that make them look more feminine than masculine. For example, one of the common aesthetic problems that many men suffer from is the development of large breasts.

The male breasts become large for different reasons. The primary reasons include hormonal changes in the body, massive weight gain, and the use of certain medicines like steroids. When the male breasts enlarge, the condition makes the patient look more feminine because prominent and large breasts are features of the female body. As a result, patients experience self-esteem issues.

To overcome the condition, you may consider getting male breast reduction surgery. Male breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that decreases the size of the male breasts by removing the excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin from the chest. As a result, the chest becomes flatter, and the patient looks more masculine. 

They want to look younger

Another leading reason why more men are resorting to plastic surgery is that they want to look younger. Previously, mostly women desired to appear physically younger; however, now the number of males wanting to look less aged is growing at an unprecedented speed. The good news is that plastic surgery has an impressive record of effectively enhancing the male body, making it look younger and full of energy.

The reasons why more men want to look younger is multi-pronged, but the leading factor is that they want to excel in their professional lives. Today, employers are giving more opportunities to younger men than older ones. Younger men look intelligent, full of energy, modern, and more sociable. This is the reason why more employers are hiring younger men in certain professional positions like sales, customer service, media, and public relations. 

Unfortunately, aging affects everyone, including men. It is the single most powerful factor that triggers aesthetic flaws in the body. You cannot stop aging, but you can’t let it affect your career and other facets of your life. Plastic surgery can restore your youthful body by making changes in your physical appearance. 

For example, if you have developed stubborn fat pockets in your abdomen, sides, flanks, and back, it can make you look aged. In such a case, you can restore your youthful body by undergoing liposuction. During liposuction, the plastic surgeon will create tiny incisions on the fat pockets and then remove the fat. On the other hand, if you have a saggy abdomen, you can undergo the male tummy tuck. During the operation, the plastic surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat from the abdomen, in addition to tightening the abdominal wall muscles. As a result, your abdomen will become tighter and firmer again. 

Youthful and masculine features improve quality of life

There is a close relationship between your physical appearance and quality of life, no matter if you are a man or a woman. Our physical features determine how we see ourselves, how others see us, and how we interact with others and proceed with life. The bad news is that there is a lot of social pressure that we have to take and there are certain social standards we are expected to meet.

Social pressure and standards also cover our physical appearance. Men are expected to have certain physical features, while women are expected to have other features. When we fail to identify with the standards, it affects different aspects of our life. For example, if you look less masculine, you may avoid social gatherings and physical activities like swimming, cycling, jogging, exercises, etc. 

If your buttocks are flatter, it can affect your masculinity because men are required to have fuller buttocks. Women also prefer to mate with a man having fuller buttocks. What this means is that your physical appearance and features can affect your personal, professional, and social life. It can even restrict you from activities that are good for your health. 

Fortunately, plastic surgery has a solution for you if your physical appearance is affecting your quality of life. Improving quality of life is one of the main reasons why so many men are resorting to plastic surgery. For example, if your buttocks are flatter, you may consider undergoing butt augmentation surgery. During the procedure, the doctor will put artificial objects such as gluteal implants into your buttocks or use the excess fat available in your body to enhance your backside and make you look more masculine. 

Men want to look sexier

Think that only women want to appear sexy? Think again, because men equally desire to look sexy, even though they don’t talk about it. Yes, the number of men wanting to look sexier is increasing. Women look sexier when they have bigger breasts and buttocks, a smaller waist, and a contoured and curvaceous body. But how can men look sexy? 

Men can appear sexier by having a masculine chest, a properly contoured face, and flatter and masculine body areas like the abdomen, sides, and flanks. Moreover, a fuller butt (that is not too large) can underscore your masculinity and hence make you look sexier. Also, there is a close relationship between one’s physical features and sexuality. For example, if you look more masculine, more women would like to mate with you. 


Plastic surgery for men one of the fastest growing fields. Hundreds of thousands of men get plastic surgery each year. Many people wonder as to why more men are resorting to plastic surgery. Well, it has never been declared that plastic surgery is reserved for females only. There are many plastic surgery procedures that men can also use to improve their appearance. In this article, I have explained as to why men are resorting to plastic surgery and what plastic surgery can do for men. If you are a male and want to get plastic surgery, you should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in male plastic surgery procedures. 

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