More men having Cosmetic Surgery than ever
According to the latest figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of men undergoing cosmetic surgery has leapt by 121% since 1997.
Though there’s still a way to go before they catch up with women, it seems more and more men are electing to fix the things they don’t like rather than simply living with them.
Among the most popular procedures for men are rhinoplasty (‘nose job”), liposuction and gynecomastia surgery (male chest reduction).
Top cosmetic surgery procedures for men include rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery), male chest reduction to get rid of moobs and liposuction. And more men are reportedly opting for non-surgical anti-ageing treatments such as Botox (nicknamed Brotox) and dermal fillers.
Surgical advancements are undoubtedly one reason for this dramatic increase in procedures, but experts believe that stigma that may have once been attached to men having surgery for cosmetic reasons has been lost in recent years.
According to Dr Paul Parker, a consultant plastic surgeon practising in New Jersey, America, the reasons are down to a man’s appearance not matching how he feels inside.
“I believe as baby boomers age, both men and women, they see themselves as healthy, active and fit. They’re unhappy when their face or body doesn’t match up with how they feel, and they want to do something about it”, he said.