by Elizabeth Whitaker, MD

Think plastic surgery is just for women? Think again. Everyone wants to look good these days, and this applies to both sexes.

While Americans spend over $12 billion annually on cosmetic procedures, recent trends indicate that male plastic surgery has increased a whopping 43%. Interested in a procedure yourself or just want to acquire more information? We’re here to show you the most popular trends in male plastic surgery.


Rhinoplasty can help men look and feel better by changing the size and shape of their nose. It can also help with the following:

  • Reduce snoring
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Correct birth defects
  • Improve overall sinus problems
  • Fix an injured or broken nose

If you’ve struggled with a lifetime of breathing or sinus problems, rhinoplasty may be just what the doctor ordered.

During the rhinoplasty procedure, the plastic surgeon makes incisions inside the nose or between the nostrils. Sometimes, they will use cartilage from the ear or rib to shape the nose.

After completion, the surgeon uses a stent with bandages to support the nose during healing. You may notice some swelling and discomfort for a few weeks. The nose can take up to 1 full year to fully transform into the ideal shape.

With that said, some surgeons can actually complete this procedure without surgery!

In this procedure, surgeons use injectable fillers to shape and contour your nose into its new shape. If you’re looking to make a minor change to the appearance of your nose without the hassle of surgery, this is a fantastic option.

Best of all? There’s no downtime, and you’ll see results immediately. That’s a trend in male plastic surgery we can get behind.

Chin Liposuction

Got the dreaded double chin? You’re not alone. Many of us have it, and most of us don’t know what to do about it.

Here’s the bad news: even if you’re stacked with muscles, you can’t actually “exercise” your way to a sculpted chin.

Here’s the good news: trends in male plastic surgery are working for you!

Double chins can be genetic, which means there isn’t a whole lot you can do to naturally change them.

Fortunately, plastic surgeons are now turning toward liposuction procedures to improve and contour the overall neck and chin region. For example, at Atlanta Face and Body, our chin liposuction procedure uses the ProfileLift, which takes less than an hour to perform.

It uses access points under the chin and earlobe base and it is minimally invasive.

Best of all? Downtime lasts just a few days, and you’ll be well on your way to that strong jawline in no time.

Cheek Lift

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and can start to sag. Yes, it’s unfortunate, but there are plenty of ways to remedy this issue!

Saggy cheeks can make you look tired, sick, and older. It’s not a good look, especially if you’re focused on dominating the workplace.

Cheek lifts work to redistribute fat into your cheek regions to essentially fill out the hollows and replenish lost volume. The procedure can help men look significantly more youthful and attractive.

If you have sagging cheeks and hollowing around the eyes, this might be the procedure for you. It requires minimal downtime (and actually can be performed in conjunction with other procedures).

Recovery lasts about one week, and results continue to improve over the course of several weeks.

Sweat Gland Ablation

Do all your T-shirts have permanent armpit sweat stains? Are you used to having a bead of sweat on your forehead in all temperatures?

Excessive sweating causes more than ruined clothes and humiliation – it can feel incredibly uncomfortable and make social situations anxiety-provoking. While deodorant can sometimes help, those with excessive sweating conditions may need to look into male plastic surgery that addresses this concern.

The Sweat Gland Ablation procedure can stop excessive sweating using a laser fiber under the skin. The procedure takes less than an hour to perform. Downtime takes less than a day, with full recovery taking about a week or two. This amazing surgery procedure can reduce significant sweat by up to 90%! No more ruined shirts.


Your ears are great for listening to great music or having an awesome conversation. But, do your ears feel too large for your head? Are they weirdly shaped?

We hear you. The size and shape of your ears can affect your entire appearance. If your ears look too large for your head, it can definitely impact the way you feel about yourself.

More and more men are turning toward the otoplasty procedure. This “ear pinning” procedure changes the ear shape, ear size, and ear position. When complete, your ears will look more proportional to the size of your head.

The procedure is relatively simple. Your surgeon performs an incision behind the ear, where the fold between the ear joins to the head.

The surgeon will reshape and sculpt your ear into its ideal shape.

The surgeon performs the surgery using local anesthesia or sedation and will place a dressing to hold the ears in the correct position. Downtime is relatively minimal.

Final Thoughts on Male Plastic Surgery

In today’s society, it’s more important than ever for everyone to feel comfortable and attractive in their own bodies.With plastic surgery procedures becoming less invasive and significantly more discreet, it’s easier than ever to create your ideal appearance.

Elizabeth Whitaker, MD, is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and practices at Atlanta Face & Body, in Atlanta.