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Men and Cosmetic Surgery

Men are setting cosmetic surgery trends just as women are. Men are getting conscious of the way they look and prefer to enhance their appearances to feel better about themselves. Cosmetic surgery procedures among men are on the rise as more and more of them are “having a little work done”.
Both women and men like to feel confident in the way they look. They undergo certain procedures to improve both their business lives and personal lives. Many men feel that by looking good, they can get more acknowledgment, have a stronger presence and remain their competitiveness in the work force. After a divorce or a break up, men turn to plastic surgery to enhance their vitality and improve their chances of meeting someone new. 
Men feel that taking care of their bodies and looking good can significantly change their self-confidence, reduce stress and strengthen their sense of well being. A growing number of baby boomers (age 40-58) are seeking surgery to help keep a youthful appearance as they age.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of Botox treatments among men increased 233% from 2000 to 2005. Liposuction for the lower back, upper flanks and abdomen among men has risen 10 percent from 2004 to 2005.
An ASPS survey also indicates that liposuction and laser hair removal are the top preferred procedures men are willing to have done. The survey concludes that a more balanced nose, a rejuvenated face and trimmer waistline are desired by men. Some popular procedures men are willing to undergo are:
  • Hair replacement – medical hair loss treatments and hair transplants
  • Liposuction – reducing love handles, or fatty areas of the tummy
  • Rhinoplasty – Reshaping of the nose
  • Gynecomastia – Reducing breast size
  • Facelift – Brow lifts, eyelid surgery and neck lifts
  • Phalloplasty – Penis enlargement or enhancement
  • Face implants – Cheek, jaw or chin implants
  • Calf and pectoral implants – Increasing bulk of chest and calves
Before deciding on a procedure, men should check their doctor’s credentials. Choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has accreditation and follows a code of ethics is important in order to ensure a successful outcome.
1800mySurgeon is a free consumer service dedicated to patients interested in elective surgery. The service helps patients find qualified Board-Certified Surgeons in their area, as well as information on a surgeon’s board records, credentials, experiences and specialty areas. Call our patient coordinators toll free at 1-800-my-surgeon (1-800-697-8743) or visit our website at to learn more about surgery and access patient resources.

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