We’re definitely seeing a lot more men coming in for plastic surgery and I think that has a lot to do with the general acceptance of plastic surgery in our society. People want to look good, they want to feel good, they’re going to the gym, they’re taking good care of themselves, they’re watching their diet, and along with that they want to delay or perhaps reverse some of the signs of aging. We’re seeing a lot of men coming in for such things as facial rejuvenation-- everything from Botox and fillers to facelifts. We’re seeing a lot of men coming in for body contouring, liposuction, taking off areas they just can’t get off in the gym and such things as male breast reduction. Another thing that is very popular for men is hair. A lot of men don’t like hair all over the place so they’re coming in for hair removal. Other men are coming in because they’re losing hair and they want hair restoration. So plastic surgery for men is increasing, becoming more accepted and we are definitely seeing a lot more patients coming in for that.
For those patients wishing to avoid surgery, Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment for “submental fullness” also known as the double chin. Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which is naturally found in the body which breaks down and absorbs fat.
Hair loss is an extremely common problem which affects many men. Hair loss can be caused by stress, disease, medical treatments, genetics, and age. Hair restoration or transplants can help men who suffer due to baldness or thinning hair.
Approximately one-half of all men in the United States suffer from a medical condition in which localized fat and/or excess tissue builds up in the male breast. Gynecomastia has no known cause and can lead males to feel insecure about their appearance. At Gardner Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gardner provides treatment for gynecomastia in the form of male breast reduction surgery.