Male plastic and cosmetic surgery are becoming increasingly popular as men want to feel more confident and look more attractive.
A few decades ago, men only underwent a few surgical procedures such as otoplasty and rhinoplasty. But today more and more are undergoing surgeries with the aim of rejuvenating and reshaping their body contours.
Like women, men are prone to unwanted marks on the body caused by lifestyle, diet, stress, external factors and of course ageing.
In the U.S. alone, men underwent over 1.3 million cosmetic procedures on their bodies last year.
What is Plastic Surgery for Men?
Plastic surgeries for men include all surgeries that aim to improve the appearance and sometimes the functions of certain parts of the male body.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Plastic Surgery?
Candidates for male plastic surgery are any men who feel reduced self-confidence and dissatisfaction due to congenital or acquired physical defects.
It is important to note that not all “flaws” are aesthetic or functional problems. It may seem to someone else that your nose is perfect, while you don’t like it and have been thinking about having plastic surgery for years.
However, psychological readiness, realistic expectations, responsible behaviour and a mature approach to plastic surgery are not enough to call someone a good candidate for plastic surgery, although all of these are important.
It is necessary to pass certain tests, mostly physical, to be declared ready to proceed with male plastic surgery.
Special medical conditions, serious illnesses and certain medications can be obstacles for any surgical procedure.
To prevent the possibility of health complications, Dr Briggs will require you to undergo certain health tests. These are to ensure your safety and also to reduce unnecessary risks.
Benefits of Male Plastic Surgery
Like any form of plastic surgery, men’s plastic surgery provides benefits to all those who feel dissatisfied with their appearance.
Dissatisfaction with appearance can cause a decrease in self-confidence and result in difficulties in progressing in your professional and personal life.
The biggest benefit of male plastic surgery is the improvement of your psychological state. This is because it can help remove factors that negatively affect your appearance.
Men generally find it harder than women to opt for plastic surgery. Fear of many things such as; the procedure itself, the reaction of friends, colleagues, and family, as well as unnatural results all-cause men to hesitate.
It’s likely that after a consultation with Dr Briggs that includes an extensive conversation about your expectations and any doubts you may have, you will be encouraged to take the final step toward the look you dream of.
Thanks to Dr Briggs’s techniques and extensive experience, the procedure and recovery are much simpler and less stressful than patients initially think.
Male Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos
Visit the clinic to see the real patient photo gallery of Before and After Otoplasty surgery photographs representing typical results our patients get. Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly.
Most Popular Male Plastic Surgery Procedures in Melbourne
Facial Rejuvenation for Men
Male patients find it just as difficult to cope with the signs of ageing on their face as women do.
Facial plastic surgery for men like a Facelift and Necklift can give you a fresher, more relaxed appearance.
Eyelid Reduction Surgery
One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men is eyelid surgery. This operation achieves a more youthful appearance and can also solve the problem of vision problems caused by sagging skin.
Body Contouring and Loose Skin Reduction
Body reshaping surgeries for men have been among the more popular plastic surgeries in recent years. These procedures for men achieve an improvement in body contours, especially in patients who have undergone major weight loss, and want to get rid of excess skin and fat deposits.
Man Boob Surgery for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is a phenomenon that can have a variety of causes and is manifested by sagging breasts in men resulting in a more feminized appearance of the chest. Dr Briggs will remove excess skin and fat and thus achieve a more youthful, masculine look on your chest.
The jaw in men is a feature of masculinity. A weakly pronounced jaw is a problem that many men face. Thanks to advances in surgery and implant technology, it is possible to achieve a more pronounced, stronger appearance for the jaw.
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If you’d like more information about a particular surgery, please call our surgical support team on 1300 264 811 between 9 am – 5 pm weekdays.
Recovery from Male Plastic Surgery
Recovery from plastic surgery intended for men is individual and is influenced by many factors.
It is important to mention that each plastic surgery procedure requires a different recovery. The intensity of recovery and its duration depends on your innate ability to recover, the extent of the procedure and also the knowledge, techniques, and methods of the surgeon.
Thanks to the expertise and knowledge of Dr Briggs and his team, patients experience a short recovery time with little pain and discomfort. This is one of the many reasons that Dr Briggs is recognized as the top plastic surgeon in Melbourne.
Most invasive plastic procedures for men cause a certain degree of pain and discomfort. With proper medication and by following the instructions of Dr Briggs and his professional team, the discomfort is easily manageable.
Dr Briggs will track your progress through all stages of recovery. Follow-up appointments are designed to monitor your healing process and ensure lasting and desired results.
For more information on recovery, you can visit the page with instructions and guidelines to help you get your male plastic surgery recovery going as smoothly as possible.
Minimising Scars after Male Plastic Surgery
It is important to remember that all surgical procedures leave scars, including ‘so-called’ scarless methods.
Experienced plastic surgeons are extremely careful about scar placement and minimisation, with surgical scars generally fading over time with most scars being barely visible after 12 months.
We will arrange weekly post-op appointments with our specialist nursing team after your procedure to ensure everything is healing well and to monitor your progress.
You will see your surgeon and/or nurse and/or dermal team about six to eight weeks later for a scar consultation and organise scar minimisation treatments.
The Coco Ruby dermal team conducts a series of follow-up scar treatments using a customised selection of Skin Needling, Healite II LED and massaging with oils, Fraxel Laser, V-Laser, Silicone strips & gels and Steroids can also help minimise scars. Ask the Coco Ruby Team!
Note – The length of your recovery period will depend on your procedure and your health and lifestyle factors. Recovery times can vary from person to person – resting helps healing.
Please avoid subjecting your incision to abrasion or excessive stresses during the recovery period.
FAQ About Male Plastic Surgery
What are the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men?
- The most popular procedures for male plastic surgery are;
- Nose reshaping
- Eyelid surgery
- Gynecomastia surgery
- And, hair transplantation.
What are the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that men opt for?
- The most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that men opt for are;
- Dermal fillers,
- Laser hair removal
- And, chemical peels.
Do the results of plastic surgery in men appear unnatural?
- Dr Briggs always strives to find a balanced solution with patients that will give them the desired look while still maintaining a natural character.
How Much Is Male Plastic Surgery?
The most common question for male plastic surgery is the price and whether the procedure is covered by Medicare.
Most cases in which patients opt for plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons are not covered by Medicare. However, if the aesthetic problem is also functional, Medicare may cover your procedure.
It is important to understand that all procedures are individualized to achieve ideal results for each patient. For this reason, it is impossible to determine a median price that would be valid for all patients without consulting first.
During the consultation, Dr Briggs will talk to you about your wishes, possibilities, and expectations that you have from plastic surgery for men. You will also receive a specified cost statement for your operation during the consultation.
If you need more information, visit our pricing page to learn more about payment, approximate prices, payment methods, and more.
Funding Male Surgery – Medicare, Payment Plans and Super
Some Male Plastic Surgery procedures may be eligible for Medicare.
Purely male plastic surgery procedures are usually NOT covered by Medicare or private health insurance so you must fund the cost of the surgery yourself.
Many patients ask about payment options and medical finance – You can learn more about payment options for funding your Male Plastic Surgery procedure on our Funding Surgery page here.
Your super fund may also be able to help pay for your procedure in certain circumstances – visit the Super for Surgery page to find out about early release of super on compassionate grounds.
Why Dr Briggs?
Dr Briggs is the leading plastic surgeon in Melbourne. His many years of experience place him at the very top of the plastic surgeon list in Melbourne. Dr Briggs is without doubt the best choice for male plastic surgery in the area. His wealth of experience ensures top results, optimal recovery time and a pleasant experience overall.
The decision-making process for plastic surgery is complex and often stressful. Top plastic surgeon for male surgery, Dr Briggs, will guide you through all the stages of your journey through plastic surgery, without unnecessary stress and fear.
If you are looking for a plastic surgeon who specialises in male plastic surgery, Dr Briggs is the right choice for you.
Complications and Risks of Male Plastic Surgery
Certain risks and complications are possible with all invasive surgeries. However, thanks to Dr Briggs’s extensive knowledge and experience, they are very rare. This is another reason that Dr Briggs is Melbourne’s top plastic surgeon.
If you follow the recovery instructions provided by Dr Briggs, the chances are very small that you will experience side effects that could affect your recovery and results.
However, the most common complications may include:
- Loss of sensation in the chest area
- Poor reaction to the anaesthesia
Dr Briggs’s cutting edge techniques, precision, and experience reduce the chance of visible scars and traces of surgery to an absolute minimum. Your results will seem natural, and you will be satisfied with your results!
Commonly combined male surgery
An Male Plastic Surgery can be performed on its own or in combination with other surgical procedures such as liposuction. Male Plastic Surgery can also be performed with a procedure on another part of the body – for example breast and tummy surgery is commonly combined as a Mummy Makeover.
As a guide it is best not to exceed a total of 4-6 hours of surgery and also to work on associated parts of the breast, body or face. See the BLOG on Combining Different Surgeries.
Medical References About Male Plastic Surgery
Dr Patrick Briggs
Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne
Dr Patrick Briggs is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Both he and his team are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.
Not only does he offer high-quality results he also offers natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results. Furthermore, he is experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice.
How can we help?
Dr Briggs’ Patient Coordinators take pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.
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What to Bring to Your Consultation
- If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
- Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.
- You may need to undress so it’s a good idea to wear simple clothes.