By Sandi Bhutella
When you think of cosmetic surgery, you
usually think of women. Now more than ever men are choosing
to have plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. The reasons
range from vanity to self-esteem to the flat out ridiculous.
I decided to learn a little bit more about why men (and teenage
males in particular) are opting to go under the knife.
There are three main reasons to consider
cosmetic surgery: health, self-confidence and vanity. Health
issues may include a crooked nose that causes breathing problems.
Rhinoplasty (a nose job) can help correct this. Rhinoplasty
can also give you the nose you've always dreamed of, look
at Michael Jackson... how many noses has he had... and now
he doesn't even have one!
Self-confidence is another reason
why men, and teens in particular, are opting for cosmetic
surgery. Surgery can improve a feature that you've been
born with (birthmark on your face) or adjust a feature that
is the product of an accident (scar tissue on the face). The
confidence-building surgeries are aimed at fixing things you
don't like about your body.
The Number One Surgery
The number one surgery for adult and teenage
males is gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). This
surgery involves performing liposuction on the male breast
area. Enlarged male breasts affect many adolescent and adult
males. The surgery should never be performed on an adolescent
boy, for the condition almost always disappears by the time
the boy reaches his mid-teens. However, if the condition has
been present for years, there is a chance it will never go
away, and gynecomastia surgery is an option to remove this
Vanity Pecs & Peckers
Vanity is the reason for some of the weirdest
surgeries I researched. Men will have everything that women
have done - nose jobs, tummy tucks, botox injections,
face lifts, chin tucks, and the list goes on and on. One of
the more serious and weird operations I discovered were pectoral
implants - or how to make your chest manlier and more
shapely (heard of working out, dude?) and penis enlargement
(heard of leaving it alone, dude?). Seriously, penis enlargement
has plagued the minds of men forever! Everyday my email inbox
is filled with spam telling me of all the ways to 'enhance
my manlihood' and 'make my lady happy with enlarged
manliness'. And yes, there is surgery to make your penis
either longer or thicker or both.
Cosmetic surgery is your call but if you
decide to do it, know what you're getting into and make
sure you don't have any regrets. I mean, surgery is
surgery and I really don't know if any cosmetic surgery
is worth letting someone cut you for. But hey, I'm lucky,
my pecs are skinny and I'm okay with that. As for the
penis enlargement - my friend's staying put in
my Levi 501's.
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