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Top plastic surgery procedures for men: In recent years, men have taken to the stage, the blogosphere, the medical journals and indeed, to the clinics, to proclaim their right to look and feel their best. For decades, plastic surgery has been the purview of women (and those who identify as women), but no longer.

Increasingly, men are availing themselves of plastic surgery options. As they do, top San Francisco plastic surgeons such as Sieber Plastic Surgery are making the effort to serve them more effectively. Surgeries are now common enough that we have statistics about what surgeries men favor and how many elect to undergo them every year.

If you’re a man considering cosmetic surgery, you’re far from alone. Here are seven of the top plastic surgery procedures for men, as well as descriptions of what they are.

Top plastic surgery procedures for men

1. Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

Perhaps surprisingly, men most frequently undergo plastic surgery to treat their noses. “Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a ‘nose job’ or ‘nose reshaping’ by patients, enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose,” explains the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.” In a different report, they add that 52,660 men underwent this procedure in 2018, more than a quarter of the number of women who did it. (All figures following are also from this report.)

2. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Also surprisingly, eyelid surgery is next on the list. 31,494 men opted for surgery, the goal of which is “Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids,” which “can improve your vision.” Plus, “Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty can make your eyes appear younger and more alert.” Whether you want the surgery because you are having trouble seeing, or it will give you more confidence from family holidays to the boardroom, this could be a good choice.

3. Liposuction

In 2018, 29,528 were performed on men. This is more than 10 percent of the number performed on women, demonstrating the rising popularity of this procedure among the male set. This procedure involves general anesthesia, during which the physician inserts a thin tube called a cannula through an incision in the body. The cannula sucks out the fat. Surgeons may then remove excess skin and muscle as well for an overall tightening effect known as an abdominoplasty.

4. Gynecomastia Surgery (Breast Reduction)

Top plastic surgery procedures for menThe Mayo Clinic defines gynecomastia as “swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.” Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing man boobs by removing tissue. The surgeon may also tighten the skin and reposition the nipples, or combine the surgery with pec implants meant to define the contours of the chest better. This makes men feel more confident, and may also address the pain that sometimes accompanies the condition. 24,753 opted for this in 2018.

5. Hair Transplantation

It’s probably no surprise that hair transplantation is a popular surgery, given how common it is. As the American Hair Loss Association explains, “By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of fifty approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.” 16,840 men had this procedure performed in 2018, inserting new hair into follicles to replace missing hair and rejuvenate those dead follicles.

6. Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Another surgery typically associated with women, facelift is becoming more common among men, with 12,017 men getting it done in 2018. This procedure involves making incisions in hard-to-see areas around the face, such as under the chin, behind the ear and in the hairline. Physicians then pull the skin to tighten it, sometimes removing excess, before suturing it back in place for a firmer effect. As the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery points out, “By removing excess, sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues, a facelift surgery can help a patient look not just younger, but simply ‘better.’”

7. Dermabrasion

“Dermabrasion is an exfoliating technique that uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer layers of skin, usually on the face,” explains Healthline. “This treatment is popular with people who wish to improve the appearance of their skin. Some of the conditions it can treat include fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven texture.” 10,486 elected this surgery in 2018.

Top plastic surgery procedures for men: Other Surgeries

Men also choose to receive many minimally invasive procedures each year. These include Botox injections, cellulite treatment, chemical peels, laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, sclerotherapy, tissue fillers and more. Overall, these procedures account for 1,092,103 of the 1,306,844 procedures that men undergo each year. The more invasive surgical procedures, listed above, account for 214,741 – but that number is growing all the time.

Do you think you might be a good candidate for plastic surgery? If so, it’s time to get a consultation with an expert. We invite you to get in touch with our team today to learn more and create the body you dream. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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