Posted on June 30, 2022 in Plastic Surgery
In San Francisco and across the country, plastic surgery is in higher demand each year. As procedures like rhinoplasties and facelifts become less stigmatized and non-surgical options like Botox or laser facials grow more advanced and effective, patients of all genders are turning to cosmetic procedures in higher numbers. Among these patients is an increasing share of men choosing plastic surgery. In San Francisco, California, Dr. Evan Ransom specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures for male patients.
Consistently, more and more men choose plastic surgery each year. While the majority of plastic surgery patients are women, a growing share of men choose plastic surgery. Between 1997 and 2015, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found a three-fold increase in the number of men deciding to have plastic surgery. The number of men choosing plastic surgery has only increased in the years since. Some of the most popular men’s procedures for the face include eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, facelifts, and ear surgery. In addition, non-surgical procedures, like Botox and hair restoration, are also increasingly popular among male patients.
Plastic surgery is a personal decision, and there are many unique reasons why men choose to undergo a procedure. Just like women, most men choose plastic surgery in order to feel more confident. Many men also report choosing to undergo surgery in hopes it will help them to stay more competitive in their careers, with maintaining a youthful appearance as a top priority. Increasingly, men are more conscious of their appearances as technology—from video conferencing to selfies—puts us in front of the camera more than ever before.
Dr. Ransom is well-known for his minimally invasive hair restoration procedure, which restores healthy, growing hair to the scalp or eyebrows. The benefit of having hair restoration done by a plastic surgeon, as opposed to cosmetic tattooing, is that they have a better understanding of the head’s anatomy and create a newly formed natural, full head of hair.
Finally, some men choose plastic surgery to improve function or address damage or injuries. For example, a rhinoplasty may be performed to improve breathing or to restore the appearance after a fractured nose. Similarly, an otoplasty, or ear surgery, may be necessary after an injury to the ear.
Whatever the motivation for pursuing plastic surgery, decreasing stigma and taboos around these procedures support men in making this decision. As plastic surgery becomes more and more acceptable, men often feel more confident in their choice to have a procedure.
The differences between a typically masculine and typically feminine appearance can be subtler than you may expect. For this reason, it’s important for choose a plastic surgeon who is familiar and experienced in performing plastic surgery for male patients. Dr. Ransom has high-volume experience performing men’s facial plastic surgery for patients in the San Francisco area. Before you schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon, you can learn more about their credentials and experience, read patient reviews, or look at before-and-after photos to help you choose.
To learn more about plastic surgery for men and your best options to boost your confidence, schedule a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Evan Ransom. Call our San Francisco office at (415) 843-6695 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.