Men Fuel Rebound in Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is not just for females anymore.  Our society places a high value on looking young and fit, and today, because of this men of all ages and all walks of life are requesting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons.  Yes, the vast majority of cosmetic surgery is still performed on women,however,  in 2010 men underwent  more then 1.1 million cosmetic procedures.   This is a 2% increase form 2009, with 15% of all plastic surgery cases being performed on men.  Here is a list of the top ten fastest-growing male cosmetic procedures:

  1. Facelift -- 14% Increase
  2. Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) -- 11% Increase
  3. Soft Tissue Fillers -- 10% Increase
  4. Botulinum Toxin Type A -- 9% Increase
  5. Liposuction -- 7% Increase
  6. Breast Reduction in Men -- 6% Increase
  7. Eyelid Surgery -- 4% Increase
  8. Dermabrasion -- 4% Increase
  9. Laser Hair Removal -- 4% Increase
  10. Laser Treatment of Leg Veins -- 4% Increase

As you can see, face-lifts for men rose 14 percent, and Botox injections increased 9 percent.  Face-lifts are on the rise among male patients 55 and older, and their reasoning for wanting this procedure differ.  Many men say they do not look as young as they feel, and they want to change that. Most men who watch what they eat, like to take active, outdoors vacations, visit the gym regularly,  generally think of themselves as fit and energetic, until they look in the mirror. Men are looking to correct facial features such as sagging chins, wrinkles and droopy eyelids, not saying that they want to look 20 years younger, they just want to look like they feel.  Another reason men are having cosmetic surgery is to be more competitive in the workplace.  Modern medicine has made them healthier, feeling that they have hit their professional prime and want to work into their 70's, and when they look in the mirror they want to see that vitality.  The continued desire to work, gives them the financial means to afford the surgery, and as the recession loosens its grip up a bit, many men are investing in themselves.

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