Cosmetic Surgeries For Men Are On The Rise

In the modern world, it is not unusual for men to go under the knife for cosmetic purposes. In fact, a lot of men are turning to surgery to refine specific parts of their bodies for various reasons, not just vanity.cosmetic surgeries for men

Studies show that physically attractive men are more likely to have a better love life as well as achieve success in the workplace. Jobs that require a person to be in the public eye are many times offered to the younger, more physically attractive candidate.

According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery:

The conversation around cosmetic surgery has been changing, as more men look to cosmetic surgery to help them achieve or maintain a refined, fit appearance—and the statistics back it up: according to the American Academy for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, a society that includes many ABCS members, 31% of men were “extremely likely” to consider having a cosmetic procedure.

Why are more men having cosmetic surgery? Most likely it’s a combination of increased awareness of the value of looking one’s best, greater acceptance of cosmetic surgery in society, and the fact that there are so many more minimally-invasive treatments available today compared to just a decade ago.

Many popular procedures are the minimally invasive types, such as injectable treatments and body contouring.  The following are three of the popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men that require more recovery time:

  • Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)
  • Hair Transplant Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty

Blepharoplasty

According to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, eyelid rejuvenation is currently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed on American men. It helps remove bags and the aging lines under the eyes which helps them look younger.
The main reason why this procedure is popular is its relatively minimal scarring which leaves little evidence behind. On average, blepharoplasty costs around $3,000.
Many people feel that having bags or dark shadows under their eyes makes them look tired and older. In this video, a middle-aged man explains why he chose this type of surgery:

Hair Transplant Surgery

Gone are the days when many men had to accept being bald after turning 40 years old. In the US alone, over 50 million men are affected by hair loss and male pattern baldness. This had led to the growth in popularity of hair transplant procedures as they provide a more permanent fix that is hardly achievable with any of the creams, shampoos, or prescription medicines.
During this procedure, the surgeon removes strands of hair from the donor area one by one then transplants each hair to the scalp. Being quite a complicated procedure, it costs around $10,000.

Rhinoplasty

Commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is growing in popularity as it helps men look better by changing the shape and size of their nose. The surgeon fills in any depressions and removes bumps to achieve a smooth looking nose.
While most guys seek a nose job purely for cosmetic purposes, some do it to fix a broken nose or to get rid of breathing problems caused by a deviated septum. The average cost of a rhinoplasty is around $5,000 in the US.

Brotox –  AKA Botox for MenMen and Botox

As mentioned above, injectables like Botox are another popular option for the male population. In fact, one of the drug manufacturers, Allergan, is focusing their marketing campaign on bringing in more male clients:

Historically, women have been the main audience for Botox cosmetic, explained Colleen McKenna, VP of marketing for the facial aesthetics division at Allergan, but the time was ripe to develop a full media campaign for men.

“Men, in a lot of realms, are starting to catch up in terms of treating wrinkles and beauty products,”  McKenna said. “As society changes and it becomes more acceptable for men to use these products, they’re becoming very curious[, but there’s less conversation about aging and facing aging and what’s available to men.”

In research conducted by Allergan, the company found that 40% of people considering injectables are men. The number of men going in for aesthetic procedures has also increased by 325% over the past two decades, McKenna said.

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Always be sure to do your research before having any type of cosmetic surgery. Online reviews and referrals are a great way to check out what others are saying about a specific Southern California cosmetic doctor before you go to the risk and expense.