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2015 Male Plastic Surgery Stats

Accounting for more than 90 percent of all plastic surgery patients, an increasing number of men are showing interest in going under the knife. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that the number of male plastic surgery procedures has increased 121% over the past decade and demand by male clients continues to rise.

Here is a closer look at statistics for male plastic surgery procedures in 2015:

Demand for Plastic Surgery Among Male Clients

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that many men are looking to rejuvenate their appearance as they age. Some of the most popular procedures among men are facial rejuvenation procedures, liposuction and rhinoplasty. Many men are concerned about a few extra inches around their waistline, a misshapen nose, and wrinkles and lines that are giving away their age. For these reasons, many resort to plastic surgery to maintain a more youthful look.

Top Male-Focused Procedures

According to the latest statistics from ASPS, the top male-focused procedures in 2014 were pectoral implants (increased 208 percent from 2013 to 2014) and male breast reduction (increased 29 percent since 2000). Both of these procedures are performed as an outpatient surgery and can help some men feel more confident about their appearance.

Demand for Botox Among Men

As an alternative to going under the knife, men concerned about wrinkles around the forehead and losing their youthful looks may turn to Botox for a little help. Demand for ‘Brotox’ is increasing around the country as more men hope to take a few years off their appearance. Botox is a popular injectable for minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles along the forehead, around the eyes and around other parts of the body. It also has a number of off-label uses and is available at medical spas and plastic surgery centers around the country.

Other Options for Men

Many men want to freshen up their look as they reach middle age, go through a divorce or just to have more self-confidence as they climb up the corporate ladder. Facelift surgery is a more aggressive procedure that works to get rid of sagging skin, excess fat and other telltale signs of aging permanently. 

Some other plastic surgery options for men may include:

  • Eyelid surgery

    Drooping or sagging eyelids can make a patient appear older, angry or tired. Eyelid surgery is very effective for opening up the eye area and creating a more youthful look.

  • Liposuction of the face or body

    Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures among men and can be performed on both the face and the body to get rid of excess fatty deposits. Male liposuction procedures may include the Tickle Lipo or Lunchtime Lipo technique, which are very effective for removing smaller amounts of fat from stubborn areas.

  • NeoGraft hair restoration

    Many men are concerned about hair loss, another side effect of the aging process. The Neograft hair restoration procedure is an FDA-approved treatment for hair loss and one of the most advanced solutions available for hair loss today. It is a minimally invasive and painless procedure with virtually no downtime.

For more information about male plastic surgery procedures, schedule your consultation at New Look New Life today.

The History of Plastic Surgery

Even though many plastic surgeons are always coming up with new techniques and procedures, people have been undergoing body modification procedures for thousands of years. The first known rhinoplasty performed dates back to 600 BC and some experts suggest that plastic surgery was performed in some shape or form as early as 2000 BC in Egypt and India. It’s now a multi-billion dollar industry and demand for body contouring and minimally invasive treatments still stays strong.

Here are some interesting facts about the history of plastic surgery:

Ancient Egyptians Performed Surgery on Dead Bodies

Egyptians would use various surgical techniques to alter dead bodies before the mummification process. This typically involved inserting bones, seeds and bandages into the body. Ramses II’s body was surgically alternated so that his most prominent features would be easily recognized as he moved on to the afterlife. Scholars point out that these modifications were only performed on dead bodies. India is actually considered to be the ‘birthplace’ of plastic surgery.

The Term ‘Plastic Surgery’ Was Coined in the 19th Century

Karl Ferdinand Graefe first coined the term ‘plastic surgery’ to the procedure imported by British surgeons performing something similar to a rhinoplasty procedure. Graefe describes the procedure in his text, Rhinoplastik, published n 1818. Today, rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed procedures among men and women.

World War I Changed the Course of Plastic Surgery

Since many WWI soldiers needed advanced care to manage trauma wounds, plastic surgery was in high demand. This prompted many surgeons to offer services privately through their own medical practice and it was until the 1930s that the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASPS) started to regulate the industry. Since then, plastic surgery has become an option for both reconstructive and cosmetic purposes. Many cosmetic surgery procedures are now performed in a doctor’s office or accredited surgical facility.

Breast Implants Used to Be Made with Beeswax

Breast augmentation is still one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed around the United States. Today, women can choose between silicone and saline implants to achieve their ideal look. However, early records of breast implant procedures indicate that implants were once made with beeswax, paraffin, vegetable oil and other materials. Today, many women prefer silicone gel implants because of the natural look and feel. The first documented breast augmentation procedure was performed in Heidelberg in 1895 and involved transplanting tissue from the back to the breasts.

Liposuction is Still Fairly New

It’s one of most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States and also one of the newest procedures available to American patients. Liposuction was deemed safe by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the early 1980s and has since become the ideal solution for patients that want to get rid of body fat permanently. Today, many surgeons use innovative techniques such as Tickle Lipo to address common problem areas

Learn more about plastic surgery procedures by scheduling your consultation at New Look New Life today.

Complete Guide to Liposuction

If you are having a difficult time losing pockets of stubborn fat in certain areas of the body and are already at a healthy weight, liposuction may be the only way to get rid of that fat for good. Dr. Karlinsky uses several different techniques to sculpt and reshape the body and can target some of those problem areas without causing excess trauma to surrounding tissues. Liposuction is a very effective body contouring procedure and boasts a high success rate. We may recommend this procedure if you want to slim down by a few inches and achieve a more attractive sil-houette.

Use this guide to learn more about liposuction in NYC and options available for your customized body contouring procedure:

Types of Liposuction Procedures

Dr. Karlinsky performs both surgical and non-surgical fat removal procedures at her practice. If you are bothered by stubborn fat in certain areas of the body and are not looking for a quick fix weight loss solution,liposuction may be the perfect body contouring procedure for you. Here is a closer look at different liposuction procedures available at our office:

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia. The procedure will remove stubborn fatty pockets permanently to reshape and contour the body. Dr. Karlinsky will make small incisions around the treatment area and insert a cannula to extract the fat cells. Patients in good health who are under the age of 40 may be good candidates for liposuction. We can target problem areas including the hips, thighs, buttocks, midsection, saddlebags, arms, chest, ankles, knees, and calves with this body contouring procedure.

Tickle Lipo (Lunchtime Lipo)

Tickle Lipo, also known as Lunchtime Lipo, is performed under local anesthesia and is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction. Dr. Karlinsky uses a laser-free and heat-free oscillating wand to remove excess body fat in certain areas of the body. This is an FDA-approved liposuction procedure and can address problem areas including the buttocks, saddlebags, hips, thighs, arms, chest, ankles, and calves. This procedure boasts a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction and may also be a cost-effective option for patients that only need a minimal amount of fat removed.


Liposonix is a non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction and serves as a body contouring procedure for men and women who just want to slim down by a few inches without surgery. We can target body fat in problem areas including the love handles, the thighs, and the back. Some patients get the best results with a series of Liposonix treatments. This procedure involves delivering high-intensity ultrasound therapy deep into the tissues to disrupt and destroy the fatty tissue. Most patients see results within 12 weeks of their first treatment. (*)

Liposuction Recovery

Recovery times after liposuction vary by patient but most patients need to take a few days off work as the swelling and bruising is resolved. You will need to wear a compression garment after surgery to ensure that the tissues heal properly and to reduce some of the swelling. Complete recovery from liposuction typically takes a few weeks and you will see progressive results as the swelling is resolved and the tissues heal.

Most patients can return to their regular routine within days of surgery and are advised to wait at least a week or several weeks before resuming any type of strenuous exercise routine. We encourage you to start walking or performing light cardio right away because this can help with circulation and healing.

Liposuction Cost Information

The cost of liposuction in NYC varies by patient and the type of technique we use. We will provide detailed cost information during your consultation. The following factors can influence the cost of your procedure:

  • Treatment areas
  • Hospital or surgical suite fees
  • Anesthesiologist fees
  • Surgeon you work with
  • Type of liposuction technique performed
  • Compression garments
  • Herbal supplements or prescription medications

We can provide you with a cost estimate during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky. In some cases, treating multiple areas on the same visit can reduce overall costs because the patient will only need to pay the anesthesiologist and surgical suite or hospital fees once. We can review all of your options in more detail during your consultation.

Liposuction Results – What to Expect

Results with liposuction are permanent because the fat cells have been removed completely. If you do end up gaining weight after your procedure, you will notice the fat will be redistributed to areas that were not treated with surgery. This can create a disproportionate figure so we advise patients to undergo surgery when they are at or close to their ideal weight. You may have some residual swelling for a few months after a cosmetic procedure like liposuction so it is important to be patient for the full result.

Learn more about liposuction in NYC by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky at our Manhattan office today.

Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky
Claudia J. Kim, D.O.
Benjamin Liliav, MD
Carey J. Nease, MD
Rita Shats, M.D. Cosmetic Gynecology in Manhattan

Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, M.D., Claudia J. Kim, D.O., Benjamin Liliav, M.D.Carey J. Nease, M.D. & Rita Shats, M.D.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as body scultpting, facial and vaginal rejuvenation specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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