With greater and greater frequency, men are seeking the services of a plastic surgeon to look young and to stay competitive in the job market. Though many men seek plastic surgery for purely aesthetic purposes, an increasing number of patients are looking to gain a competitive edge in work environments that value young, fit, and masculine producers. Male cosmetic procedures, including plastic surgery and non-invasive work, jumped by 106 percent from 1997 to 2012 according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Nearly one million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2012, accounting for 10 percent of the total aesthetic practice.
Popular Facial Changes
Many men who may not have typically considered plastic surgery are starting to realize the dramatic effects cosmetic procedures can produce. With a few relatively simple procedures, an average-looking man can upgrade to an appealing and masculine appearance. Jawline and cheekbone augmentation and elongating the chin are popular choices for a face that gets more attention.
Some men are simply looking to regain the physique they were so proud of in college. After a few years in the workforce and a couple kids, a man may want to reverse the 15-20 pounds he has put on and reduce some of the wrinkles he has accrued. For those wishing to turn back the clock a bit, jawline re-contouring, an eyelid lift, and liposuction may be in order.
Men who are specifically looking to stay competitive as a CEO or board member and possibly enhance their careers often consider refreshing facelift and some liposuction can help deliver a vibrant and confident look. As with leaving a touch of grey in the hair, keeping some wrinkles can convey wisdom and experience. Jawline re-contouring can again be helpful, as can a neck lift.
Popular Body Changes
Unfortunately for some, no amount of time in the gym can produce what nature and genetics simply did not provide. For men looking to enhance their physical stature and have the body builder’s physique, gluteal implants can boost the backside in ways no amount of squats can achieve. Pectoral implants are also popular, as is gynescomastia (removing fatty tissue from the breasts) for those who may be suffering from steroid side effects. High definition liposuction can also chisel out the abs and remove the most tenacious fat reservoirs.
According to ASAPS, the most common procedures being performed on men are rhinoplasty (nose job), liposuction, eyelid surgery, breast tissue removal (gynescomastia), and ear reshaping. As non-invasive techniques continue to improve and surgical procedures become less invasive and more refined, more and more men are seeking cosmetic work and aesthetic surgeries to increase their self-confidence.