The Top Cosmetic Procedures for Men

Everyone — men and women alike — would like to look their best. So, it should come as no surprise, that men get cosmetic procedures too. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASAPS) annual statistics show that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2016 alone.

What Cosmetic Procedure is Right for You?

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to enhancing your appearance. Cosmetic procedures include surgical and nonsurgical techniques. The procedure that’s best for you depends on your desired results, your budget and the time you have available to recover. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, talk to an experienced cosmetic surgeon to learn what options are best for you.

Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men

Men want to look youthful and vital too. So, what better place to start than the face? Facial rejuvenation with botulinum toxin injections (Botox) and hyaluronic acid injections (Juvederm, Restylane) top the list for the most popular nonsurgical procedures for men. Skincare treatments, such as facials, photorejuvenation (IPL) and chemical peels, are also on the rise.

Sometimes a combination of nonsurgical treatments can give impressive results, without the downtime. For example, a liquid facelift, which is usually a combination of injectables and dermal fillers, can give a mini-facelift effect without the expense or recovery time that comes with surgical options.

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Men

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the current top five surgical cosmetic procedures for men are:


Liposuction removes pockets of stubborn fat. It’s not meant to be a weight loss procedure. Instead, it sculpts the body by removing areas of fat that don’t respond to normal weight loss efforts, such as diet and exercise. Common areas that men choose to have liposuction performed are their love handles, chest, lower-back and under their chin.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is male breast reduction. Sometimes, due to hormone issues, weight gain or aging, men develop excess breast tissue. In some cases, it can be removed with liposuction alone. Other times, the skin also needs to be removed, recontoured and tightened for a smoother and more masculine appearance.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also called Blepharoplasty, can give a more rested, alert and youthful look. Surgery can be performed on the top eyelids to treat drooping, on the bottom eyelids to address under-eye bags, or on both. Some men choose to have eyelid surgery performed in combination with other procedures, such as a brow lift or a facelift, for more dramatic results.


A commonly used term for rhinoplasty is “nose job.” This procedure is used to reshape the nose and bring it into balance with your other facial features. Not only can rhinoplasty improve your appearance, it can also help improve your breathing, reduce snoring and treat sleep apnea.


Facelifts can be used to address many signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging skin, changes to facial contour and facial volume loss. There are so many options with a facelift that give results ranging from subtle to dramatic. Many men choose to have the skin on their neck tightened as well.

Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon

Think cosmetic surgery may be for you? The first and most important step is to find the right cosmetic surgeon. Obviously, you want someone with experience that you can trust. Take time to do your homework because your results will only be as good as your surgeon. Check out our blog on Tips to Help Choose a Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon.

Emory Aesthetic Center

Emory Aesthetic Center cosmetic surgeons are experienced in specialized cosmetic procedures for men. If you’re ready to look your best, schedule a complimentary consultation today.

About Gabriele Miotto, MD

Gabriele C. Miotto, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, and the Associate Program Director of the Emory Aesthetic Center Fellowship program. She is fellowship trained in aesthetic and oculoplastic surgery and certified by the Georgia Composite Medical Board as well as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Miotto is also certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.


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