Before, cosmetic procedures were almost always associated with women wanting to look good and feel better about themselves. Now, a recent study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has found that there has been a “dramatic increase” on the number of men undergoing plastic surgery, both surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
According to the study, there is a 43 percent increase in the number of men undergoing plastic surgery during the last five years. Among the top cosmetic procedures undergone by these men include eyelift, necklift, jawline recontouring, and liposuction. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery president Dr. James Grotting expressed his confidence that this trend of more men seeking plastic surgery won’t be going away soon. Like women, men are beginning to consider and invest in options that can maintain their youthful appearance in a challenging and at times “ageist” job market.
Aside from maintaining their youthfulness in an increasingly competitive job market, other men who go through plastic surgery also seek to acquire the looks of a male model, while some are after a more toned and athletic body. In fact, it’s reported that a handful of male patients simply want to erase the signs of aging on their skin to achieve an “athletic dad” look. This growing trend in plastic surgery shows that more men are becoming open to undergoing plastic surgery to improve their appearance, and cosmetic procedures are no longer just for women.