Plastic Surgery Isn't Just for Women:Plastic Surgery for Men - PSNY


July 2022

Plastic Surgery Isn’t Just for Women:
Plastic Surgery for Men

The term “plastic surgery” is often thought of as surgical procedures performed on women, such as breast reduction or abdominoplasty. Plastic surgery isn’t just for women. In fact, often men choose to undergo procedures customized just for them. Men are becoming more comfortable with the idea of cosmetic surgery, and it’s no surprise why. Plastic surgery can help you look better, younger, and boost your self-confidence.

Here are five of the most popular procedures sought out by men:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

What is a nose job?
A nose job, or rhinoplasty is a very common procedure that can significantly improve the overall appearance of your face. It can correct many different types of nose problems including a crooked nose, a large nasal hump, a poor appearance of the tip, and even breathing problems.

How does it work?
There are many different ways that a nose job can be performed, leaving virtually no visible scars. Dr. Elkowitz will evaluate your unique facial features and desires and determine which method works best for you. A rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and offers a quick recovery.

Chin Enhancement (chin implant)

What is chin enhancement?
Chin enhancement, also known as chin augmentation, is a popular procedure for people who want to improve their chin projection and profile. This gives you a stronger jawline and more balanced facial features. It is a quick procedure that can improve the overall shape of your chin, providing you with a more defined look. This procedure is ideal for men who want to improve their profile but do not want to undergo major plastic surgery procedures involving manipulation of the jaw bone itself. Often a non-surgical approach using injectable materials can offer a satisfying result as well.

How does it work?
Dr. Elkowitz makes a small incision under the chin using local anesthetic with or without sedation. A permanent implant selected specifically for your face is placed at the edge of the mandible to give just the right amount of shape and projection. Alternatively, an injectable filler can be used to sculpt your chin and give it a more defined shape. The filler will be placed beneath the skin in order to support the underlying tissues of the face, making them appear thicker and fuller. The goal of both options is to give you a stronger jawline and more defined chin.

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

What is a facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the face by removing excess skin mostly from the cheeks and neck, and tightening the underlying muscles. A facelift can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures to achieve optimal results.

How does it work?
During a facelift, small incisions are made mostly behind your ears, excess skin and fat is removed, the muscles are tightened, and the skin is then pulled back. Most patients will see an improvement in their facial appearance immediately after surgery.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

What is male breast reduction?
Male breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat and sometime skin to improve the appearance of the chest. Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged breasts in men. This condition can occur at any age but is most common in adolescent boys and older men.

How does it work?
Most gynecomastia surgery can be performed with tiny incisions and liposuction. Sometimes, an incision is made around each nipple. The excess tissue is removed from under your skin, which gives a more masculine appearance to your chest. Liposuction may also be used to sculpt and contour the breast area combined with an open incision technique. Results can often be appreciated immediately after surgery.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

What is a tummy tuck?
You may have heard of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). It’s not just for women. The procedure can help you get rid of stubborn fat and tighten sagging skin on your abdomen. Very often diet and exercise just can’t shape your abdomen to the desired appearance like abdominoplasty can.

How does it work?
Dr Elkowitz will remove skin and fat from your abdomen and improve its contour. Surgery can be limited to a small excision of skin below the belly button or be more extensive and recontour your entire abdomen.


Plastic surgery can help you improve your appearance and improve your overall self-esteem. If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure talk to Dr. Elkowitz about your options – he will be ready to guide you through the process to help you achieve your desired results. We are dedicated to a patient-driven and surgeon-guided approach. Feel free to get in touch with us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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