Although cosmetic procedures have never been limited to one gender, women tend to make up a disproportionate percentage of patients. However, male plastic surgery in Maryland is more mainstream than it has ever been before. As a result, more and more men are feeling comfortable with seeking out enhancements.
Male-tailored procedures are becoming more available than ever as demand goes up. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman, are happy to consult with you to determine which surgeries and treatments will work best to address your body concerns.
Frequently Requested Plastic Surgeries Among Men
Men seek out cosmetic treatments more often than many people realize. As more men speak out about their satisfaction with plastic surgery in Maryland, others will begin to try it for themselves. Most procedures performed on women are also options for men but with slight modifications to masculinize the outcome, including non-surgical injections.
Liposuction removes fat by sucking it out from under the skin, and is a common plastic surgery performed on both men and women. However, it can be done slightly differently. For men, it is not just about looking thinner; it is about enhancing muscles and maintaining or sculpting a masculine physique. For instance, Dr. Pittman might remove belly fat while also defining the obliques.
Eye Lift Surgery
Men often first see the signs of aging in their eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eye lift surgery, is one cosmetic enhancement technique regularly requested by men. He might first notice that the bags under his eyes or drooping eyelids are making him look tired. In more severe cases, the patient will experience vision obstruction. Blepharoplasty can be done on upper, lower, or both lids, and usually provides significant results for a relatively simple procedure.
Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic surgery on the nose, is a popular procedure for both men and women, with men usually looking for a slightly different result. Many men will request a larger or more prominent nose to appear more masculine.
Procedures Specific to Men
There are a few conditions specific to the male experience that can be addressed through cosmetic surgery in Maryland.
Gynecomastia surgery is also known as male breast reduction. Gynecomastia is a condition in which enlarged breast tissue appears on men. This is one of the most frequent procedures performed on men. Treatment for gynecomastia involves a liposuction procedure to remove excess breast tissue and contour the pectoral muscles to create a masculine look.
Many men will experience baldness as they age, some starting as young as 30 years old, which is one reason why men frequently request hair transplants. Today’s hair transplants are nothing like older techniques where large clusters of hair were transplanted together in the exact location. Past procedures did not look natural and many men found that accepting male pattern baldness was a better option. Today, numerous tiny holes are made with fewer hair strands for each hole. The surgeon does the transplant without sutures or scalpels, which results in a more realistic look and quicker recovery.
Learn More About Plastic Surgery for Men in Maryland
Men undergo plastic surgery for the same reasons that women do, which is a desire to be more satisfied with their appearance. At Somenek+Pittman MD, we understand that male plastic surgery in Maryland is underrepresented and aim to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can get the look you want, with the support you need.
A consultation with our caring staff can provide you with information about a requested procedure, ensure realistic expectations, and cover any particular concerns you might have. Contact us to schedule an appointment and start this exciting journey.