Newsflash! You aren’t the only one obsessing over every little rotundity or jiggley bit on your body. Men do it too. In fact, even though men may not be as open about their body issues as women are, they have their own unique insecurities, especially as they reach middle age.
While some guys might buy an expensive car to compensate or have other typical “midlife crisis” moments, some look for ways to treat problem spots with plastic surgery. Here are the most common complaints men have about their aging physique and how they are fixing these issues.
Belly and love handles
Men are more likely to carry extra weight around their bellies, whereas pre-menopausal women typically store weight in their butts and thighs. Guys who find that diet and exercise aren’t working to shrink their stomachs can turn to liposuction to remove the excess fat. Perhaps this is why, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), liposuction was the most common invasive procedure for men last year.
Sagging chests or “man boobs”
Like women, men have a hard time staying fit as they get older, despite their best exercise and good eating habits. Because of this, some men develop extra fat around their chest, which looks like male breasts, or they develop large mammary glands, more formally known as gynecomastia.
According to the ASAPS, 40 to 60 percent of men have this problem, making breast reduction one of the top five plastic surgery procedures for men in 2012. Fat in the chest can either be removed with liposuction or, if it is needed, men can have the excess glandular tissue in their breast removed.
Do the men in your life have complaints about their aging bodies?
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