Male cosmetic plastic surgery trends show that plastic surgery for men is on the rise as more males pay attention to their appearance and make an effort to slow down the aging process or look better in some ways. According to an interview that one plastic surgeon in Manhattan, New York gave to Business Insider magazine “Over the last three to five years, there’s been a huge boom in plastic surgery for men. Many of our patients now are male. It’s a very big misconception that all patients are women.” As cosmetic plastic surgery becomes more acceptable for both sexes more men are taking advantage of these procedures to look their best and maintain a more youthful appearance. It is a myth that men are usually satisfied with their appearance or visible signs of aging, in truth men are turning to plastic surgery for men in increasing numbers. Some plastic surgeons are seeing an increase of as much as 50% in male patients.
What Male Cosmetic Surgery Trends are Plastic Surgeons Seeing Today?
Plastic surgery for men has shown some obvious trends in the past decade, and new techniques and advanced technologies allow procedures which used to require a significant recovery to heal far more rapidly and with less visibility. Smaller incisions, less invasive techniques, and better training with more advanced surgical equipment. Some of the most noticeable male cosmetic surgery trends typically involve:
- Gynaecomastia (Breast Reduction)
- Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
- Neck Lift
- Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift
- Brow Lift
- Ear shaping
Men Typically Want Results Which Appear Natural
When it comes to plastic surgery for men, most patients desire low key, natural results. Even today, many men are not willing to admit that they have had work done, and this is also true of women. In the beauty obsessed culture that we live in no one regardless of their sex wants to feel like they look old or unattractive. In the past men were hesitant to have plastic surgery but that is no longer the case. Men have realized that looking youthful and vibrant not only enhances self confidence but this can also help open up opportunities in a society where looks can be everything to some people. In addition to looking good many men see an attractive appearance as a key factor in a highly competitive job market.
Statistics on Male Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Trends
- Statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that between the years 1997 and 2012 the number of men who had cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery increased by an astonishing 106%.
- In 2012 the number of men who had a facelift when up by 6% over previous years.
- Breast reduction statistics for 2012 show a 5% increase in the number of men who chose to have elective breast reduction in order to treat gynaecomastia.
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