MAN UP! The rise of male surgery


It’s not just women who are opting for a nip and tuck. The latest figures show that men are just as likely to go under the knife.



Today, no one blinks an eye at the sight of a man wanting to maintain his youthful appearance especially with celebrities like Rylan Clark, and Simon Cowell making no secret of having treatments. In fact, some days at our clinic there are more men in our waiting room than women. Men today are also much more savvy about the whole cosmetics industry and realise that problems they thought they were stuck with like bald patches, man boobs, beer belly and a pancake bottom can easily be rectified. They also like the fact that they can turn back the clock quickly and with little evidence.  The result is that more men are now looking after themselves better than ever before,. They realise their appearance can impact on all areas of their life, particularly at the workplace where pressure is on to stay looking young and where it’s claimed good looking men can earn an average of three to four per cent more than those with below average looks.


How’s your man shaping up?

A recent survey found that nearly three quarters of men and a whopping nine out of ten females said it is important for a man to look after his appearance. When it comes to non-invasive procedures, top of men’s shopping lists are chemical peels, acne scar removal, Botox, teeth whitening and veneers while most popular surgical procedures include chest and nose surgery, brow and eyelifts, as well as body and bottom sculpting. Meanwhile  more extreme requests include Pubis fat pad removal which makes the  penis appear larger. Over the pond, and heading this way is the scrotum makeover with rumors that many of the A list stars are big fans of the hour long treatment which removes hair, corrects discolouration and evens out wrinkles!!

If your think your man needs a gentle nudge about his looks, here’s a quick guide on the most popular treatments.

Problem- Moobs (Male Boobs)

Currently the most popular surgical procedure man boobs – moobs – are mostly due to being overweight but often hormones certain medications and some illnesses can trigger growth of breast tissue. The most common method for reducing male breasts is Bodytite – a probe is inserted through a tiny incision around the breast to melt the excess fat which is then gently suctioned away. A radiofrequency arm will also help shrink back loose skin. The procedure takes around one hour and is carried out using a local anesthetic. There’s one week’s downtime and there may be some bruising but the results are permanent. £2000

Problem Thinning Hair

Thanks to groups like One Direction and celebrities from Towie and Made In Chelsea, more men are going to new lengths to be as well tressed as the girls and having hair extensions – or men-hancements – to copy stars like Harry Styles and Graham Spencer. Rather than wait for hair to grow they can be fitted in less than an hour for an instant new hairstyle or just for a special occasion.  Even better they can also be used to cover up or disguise hair recession thinning locks   or to help disguise male pattern baldness.

Towie’s Tom Pearce had them to give his quiff a big lift. He said, “It looks quite natural, you can’t tell the extensions are in there.”

Problem City Eyes (Eye wrinkles bags and tired eyes)

Fractora Firm irons out wrinkles and boosts collagen. It works by using radio frequency, to heat the deep layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis or top layer. This heat initially causes the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten, then after treatment, the skin starts producing new collagen, improving skin quality, firmness and tightness. Results can be seen after one treatment but for best results a course recommended.  From £200 per treatment

Problem Pancake Bottom and Beer Belly  (flat bottom and paunch)

As men age, they lose fat from their buttocks, but gain it on their abdomens. Fat transfer, using excess fat from a big beer belly or love handles, can cure two problems in one go, Slim the midriff and give the bottom a peachy round effect. Minimal scarring but expect bruising, a week’s  downtime, £6,500

Problem:  Manfeet/arms  (Excessive sweating)

Excessive perspiration – Hyperhydrosis  -can be easily treated with Botox.  One treatment will give guaranteed results and protection from embarrassing sweating within a few days and results should last six to 10 months. Botox injections are a fast, safe and proven treatment, which work by disabling the eccrine and apocrine glands to stop them producing and secreting sweat from the body. From £500


Problem Rhinoplasty (Nose job)

Many men have broken noses from playing sports so rhinoplasty is another popular op. The procedure can often be performed from inside the nose so no scars can be seen from the outside. It normally takes about three weeks for the signs of surgery to disappear and the new nose will not reach its final look until around six months after the operation. Around £5000 cal 02074364441 for more information or to book a consultation with a Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon.



*When it comes to pain factor,  unlike women, we find  most men are a bit wussy.

*Because their skin is typically 20 per cent thicker than a woman’s, they can scar more easily

*Regardless of age, men have a higher collagen density than women.

* Men tend to pack fat on in the belly, whereas women will find it accumulating in their hips, bottom  and thighs,

*Yes, we know it’s unfair, men never get cellulite



Wayne Rooney and Louis Walsh have both had hair transplants, TV chef Gordon Ramsay had his chin done and tennis star Boris Becker had a facelift. George Clooney was also rumoured to have undergone an eyelift last year. Meanwhile Simon Cowell is open about his Botox treatments. “To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste,

It works, you do it once a year, who cares?” Meanwhile Rylan Clark who has  revamped his teeth says he uses Simon as an example saying “I’d have any surgery Simon has because he looks so handsome. “ But some stars have taken it too far. Bruce Jenner and Mickey Rourke have had so many procedures on their faces they are barely recogniseable and could be risking their health.

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