Aesthetic treatments for men

Amaris B.

Archive Date:

Mar 9, 2020

Updated On:

Apr 27, 2023

A 2017 study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) revealed some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures amongst men: liposuction, enlarged male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery) and tummy tucks.

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Guys: are you thinking of getting a nip and tuck? A 2017 study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) revealed some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures amongst men: liposuction, enlarged male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery) and tummy tucks. In addition to plastic surgery, studies have shown that more men are getting into non-surgical treatments for the face, including neurotoxin injections, fillers and lasers.

Here we discuss three possible reasons for the rising trend of lads stepping into aesthetic clinics.

In the office

Faced with competition from the younger recruits in the workforce, many feel pressured to look more youthful and brighter in the boardroom. Looking good can also increase confidence, a valued trait, especially for high-ranking employees.

Social media

According to a 2013 American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery study, more people are requesting cosmetic surgery based on how they want to present themselves on social media. As we live in a visual world with a thriving ‘selfie’ culture, men and women are now paying more attention to their looks. The prevalence of online dating has also increased the value of first impressions; looking attractive is oh-so-important if you want to score that Tinder date!

The celebrity factor

Another report highlights the role of reality television programs in encouraging the destigmatisation and normalisation of aesthetic treatments amongst men. Male cast members have openly spoken on-air about undergoing cosmetic procedures. Also, celebs like Simon Cowell and Gordon Ramsay have admitted to having cosmetic injectables to smooth out wrinkles.

Where to go

Headed by Medical Director Dr Ivan Puah, Amaris B Clinic offers a tailored approach to men’s aesthetics. Top body treatments include gynecomastia surgery to reduce male boobs and Vaser Liposuction for problem spots like love handles. For facial rejuvenation, fillers can replace facial volume loss, while Anti-wrinkle Injection (BoNTA) injections are popular for wrinkle reduction. Those with acne scars and pigmentation can consider Pico Fractional Laser to help to improve skin texture.

Dr Puah has over 20 years of clinical practice in medicine, including 14 years in surgical body sculpting, laser skin treatments and injectables. On top of being accredited by the Ministry of Health Singapore to perform liposuction.

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