Men go more and more into the operating room. According to data from the Chilean Society of Plastic Surgery (SCCP), there are currently between 5,000 and 6,000 male cosmetic surgeries per year, a figure that has increased in the last decade. This shows that Chileans are more open to this type of surgical procedure.
With summer getting closer, concern about the body's appearance is notorious and diets, gyms, or plastic surgeries begin to be a topic. Among the procedures most requested by men for this season is gynecomastia. This intervention reduces one of the major male complexes: increased pectoral region volume due to increased subcutaneous adipose tissue or, in some cases, the development of a small mammary gland. This condition can occur at any age and can be the result of hormonal changes, steroid use, heredity, obesity or even by the use of certain medications.
Another of the most sought after procedures that has become the third most popular cosmetic surgery in the world is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. This intervention improves the appearance of the eyelids and gives more light to the eyes through temporary hospitalization under local anesthesia and sedation with an anesthetist.
In this regard, plastic surgeon Claudio Thomas, president of the Chilean Society of Plastic Surgery, explained that "it is important that anyone who chooses to perform such surgery opts for an accredited plastic surgeon because it requires a level of training." complete in plastic surgery for an integral development to make a proper diagnosis and choose the correct surgery, depending on each case, which requires an experienced plastic surgeon. "
Despite the explosive increase in male surgeries over the last 10 years, liposuction accounts for 25% of the most common invasive treatments performed by men. This technique has been popularized because it allows to reach a body with better contour, eliminating undisciplined fats that can not be diminished with diet or exercise.
In this sense, from the body of experts emphasizes that what is important is to be attentive to the procedures that are decided to perform, it is fundamental to understand the procedures that can be performed, focusing on a basic triangle, informed patient, certified surgeon and accredited clinical center .