Most people associate plastic surgery exclusively with women. Although women do in fact make up the majority of people seeking plastic surgery, there is an increasing amount of men looking to enhance physical appearance through plastic surgery.
In fact, demand for Botox injections alone has increased by over 300 percent in the last 17 years and a 20 percent increase in plastic surgery for men overall. Procedures such as liposuction, face-lift and eyelift are also seeing huge demand from men. Which begs the question, what is actually driving the demand for plastic surgery from the ‘stronger’ sex?
Why Men Are Going In For Plastic Surgery
There are a significant percentage of men turning to plastic surgery for a business driven reason – the desire to remain competitive in the workplace. While seniority was once seen as a mark of respect among the previous generations, in today’s tech driven corporate workplace, it is sometimes seen as a drawback. Being older is interpreted as being out of touch with new, bolder ideas. Men who are younger are perceived to be more in tune with today’s society and more competent to handle the fast changing needs of today’s business.
Younger men are being promoted to ranking positions earlier in their careers than what has been seen thus far, when age was considered requirement for career advancement. This shift in the corporate world has been a large factor for the increase of men in their 40s and 50s turning to plastic surgery to look younger. In fact, even men in their 30s form a major part of the male plastic surgery market.
While corporate pressure is one of the main motivators, men are also going under the knife for the most common desire – to look and feel more attractive. Plastic surgery is no longer just for women seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. Men also have a strong desire to look and feel their best and perhaps not look their age.
Popular Plastic Surgery Treatments For Men
Men looking to plastic surgery typically focus on procedures that will help them look younger and possibly in better physical condition. The majority of the growth in the number of men getting plastic surgery is for minimally invasive procedures such as Botox or fillers. Botox allows men to smooth out lines and wrinkles on their face without surgery, taking years off their appearance.
Men are increasingly interested in procedures that improve more than their facial appearance, but also improve the appearance of their bodies.
- Gynecomastia, or male breast reduction surgery, corrects over-developed or enlarged breasts in men creating a firmer and flatter chest.
- Liposuction allows men to remove stubborn fat that they have not been able to get rid of through diet and exercise creating a better body contour.
- Face or Neck Lifts remove and tighten loose, hanging skin creating a more youthful appearance in the face and neck
- Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, removes the excess tissue and fat around the eyelid improving the appearance of aging in the eyes.
Male Plastic Surgery at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery
Men of all ages and of all professions have turned to plastic surgery to help them look and feel their best. Dr. Michael Whetstone has over 25 years of experience performing safe and effective plastic surgery procedures on both men and women. Contact Las Colinas Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for the right procedure to help you look and feel your best.
Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery
7433 Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX