ASPS: Top Five Male Cosmetic Surgical Procedures In 2020

The last few years have seen a spike in men seeking cosmetic procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), men accounted for 1.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2020 (289,000 surgical and 820,000 minimally-invasive). With innovative technologies and techniques, male body sculpting in New York City – an effective option for men looking to get rid of stubborn fat and achieve a trim, athletic appearance – and other cosmetic procedures has become safer and more effective.


According to ASPS, of the 15.6 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2020, around 2.3 million were surgical and 13.2 million were minimally-invasive. ASPS listed the top five cosmetic surgical procedures for male patients in 2020 as:

  • Nose Reshaping (65,121)
  • Eyelid surgery (45,806)
  • Cheek Implant (28,638)
  • Liposuction (22,815)
  • Ear Surgery (22,464)

Nose reshaping (referred to as a “nose job” by patients) can significantly improve the form and function of the nose. The procedure enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose and can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects. By improving your facial profile, nose reshaping can boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your appearance. The procedure involves removing excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat from the upper and lower eyelids. It can address concerns such as

  • Puffiness or bags under eyes
  • Folds on the upper eyelids
  • Excess skin and wrinkles on the lower eyelids
  • Droopiness of lower eyelids
  • Excess fat deposits on the upper eyelids

Blepharoplasty in New York City is done as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as face lift surgery.

Cheek implants ranked third among the cosmetic surgical procedures for men in 2020. Cheek augmentation using can address a flat or weak cheek structure, sunken cheeks due to loss of natural volume caused by aging. The procedure helps men achieve a stronger, more youthful appearance by improving facial harmony.

Liposuction has been ranking among top five cosmetic surgical procedures for a few years now and a total of 22,815 procedures were performed on men in 2020. New York City liposuction is an ideal option to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in various areas such as the waist, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and chest. Fat that does not resolve with even rigorous exercise and diet – can now safely and effectively remove through liposuction. Apart from traditional liposuction, today, patients can choose from several minimally-invasive and even nonsurgical techniques.

Ear surgery or otoplasty ranked fifth among male cosmetic procedures in 2020. It makes the ears more proportional to the size and shape of the head and face. The procedure can correct anomalies such as deformed ears, drooping ears, torn earlobes, or ears that are cupped, long, floppy, big, or protruding.

If you are considering male body sculpting in New York City or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, choose an AAAASF plastic surgery practice with surgeons who can provide safe and effective treatment. In a leading practice, you can expect a comfortable surgical experience and adherence to all COVID-19 protocols.

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