What are the Top Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Procedures for Men?

The days when women were the only ones interested in plastic surgery are definitely gone. At Palm Aesthetics Center for Plastic and Laser Surgery in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, our plastic surgeons are seeing a growing number of men of all ages undergoing plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatment for a more toned body or more muscular jawline or to defy signs of aging. According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons last year, there has been a 43 percent increase in the number of men seeking plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures for men in the last five years (2009-2014). Whether it’s just a trend or men’s growing desire to fix their physical flaws or to look as young as they feel, plastic surgery it no longer just for women. Caring about your physical appearance and wanting to look as young as you feel is no longer perceived as a concern exclusively held by women only.

“Men are are discovering that plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures are now available to correct physical flaws or enhance appearance and they are effective and relatively pain-free. They are realizing that they can avail of these procedures to look their best without coming across as being narcissistic or having low self-esteem,” said Michael Van Vliet, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) and medical director at Palm Aesthetics Center for Plastic and Laser Surgery.

At the Palm Aesthetics, we treat a large variety of men seeking natural improvements in their appearance. Our team of plastic surgeons specialize in both surgical and non-invasive techniques. Below is the list of the top plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures for men.

Chin and Jaw Augmentation

Chin and jaw augmentation procedures can enhance the definition of the angle of a man’s chin and jawline. Men with weaker jawlines gain great benefit from this as it creates a more masculine and refined refined jawline. There are some men who also choose to undergo jaw reduction. Chin augmentation is performed using an implant, which is placed through a hidden incision under the chin. A large variety of implants are available depending on the patient’s anatomy and desired result. Another option for chin augmentation is to use facial fillers, but this provides temporary results compared to chin implant. Chin and jaw augmentation can be performed under local or general anesthesia upon patient request.

Hair Transplant

We utilize the most up-to-date hair loss treatment for men at Palm Aesthetics. For a lot of men with thinning or balding head, hair transplant can help restore a fuller head of hair. Hair transplant is done using one of the two methods: follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or follicular unit extraction (FUE). With FUSS, a 6-10 inches of strip of scalp is removed from the back of your head. He sets it aside and sews the scalp closed. This area is immediately hidden by the hair around it. The strip is divided into tiny hair grafts. The number and type of grafts depend on your hair type, quality, color and the size of the balding area for the transplant. With FUE procedure, the back of your head is shaved and the hair follicles are removed one by one from there. In both methods, the grafts are prepared and carefully placed on the spot through holes or slits. Some men who want thicker hair sometimes opt for another procedure.


Liposuction helps get rid of unwanted and stubborn fat deposits around the neck, arms, chest, back, flanks (love handles), abdomen, thighs and legs. Highly-detailed and laser-assisted liposuction, also referred to as liposculpture, can reveal a more chiseled, muscular and leaner body. Laser-assisted liposuction is minimally invasive and offers faster recovery, less bruising and tighter skin.

Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

Male breast surgery or gynecomastia surgery is the surgical correction of enlarged or over-developed breasts in men, typically caused by hormonal imbalance. The procedure is also referred to as reduction mammaplasty. In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. Gynecomastia is overdeveloped male breast tissue, typically caused by an imbalance of hormones. Male breast reduction can help eliminate excess breast tissue and skin for a more masculine pectoralis chest muscles.

Skin or Facial Rejuvenation

Non-abrasive laser procedure helps restore and rejuvenate men’s damaged skin due to sun exposure, pigmentation and acne scars. Laser skin treatment kills and reduces the bacteria-causing infection in acne and stimulates the body’s natural healing of the skin and production of collagen.

If you are from the communities of Sarasota, Ana Maria, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, Parrish and Siesta Key and would like more information on our male plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Palm Aesthetics at (941) 822-8955 or fill out our Appointment Request form.