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March 21, 2011

Stats reveal that more men are turning to Cosmetic Surgery!

Call it the changing face of Cosmetic Surgery. New statistics released Monday by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that increasingly, men are lining up at doctor's offices, looking for a little nip & tuck! Cosmetic procedures involving men rose 2% overall in 2010 compared with the year before, the ASPS reports.

Last year, more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men. While that's nowhere near the 12 million or so procedures undergone by women, it appears to be a sign that more men are embracing cosmetic surgery, says Dr. Wayne Carman, the former president of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 

"I think that men are becoming increasingly aware of the availability of plastic surgery.  And I think it's partly driven by the demographic. The baby boom tends to be the driving force behind most trends in our world. Born between 1946 & 1964, baby boomers now range in age from 47 to 65 - a prime time for plastic surgery for men," Carman says as boomers age, many are noticing the effects of time on their face, body & wanting to make a few changes. 

"It's not so much a matter of their age on the calendar; it's how old they appear," Carman said. While women who undergo plastic surgery tend to say they did it for their own self-esteem, many of the men who choose plastic surgery report they are doing it for career reasons, to appear younger & to remain competitive in the workplace. "The potential for advancement & for remaining in an authority position can be undermined if you look kind of weak, old & tired. So that's where our work comes in to help them with that," he said.

Carman reports that while full facelifts are definitely growing in popularity, many men prefer smaller, subtler procedures. "Men will typically ask for things that can be concealed & that won't have a lengthy recovery," he says. So eyelid surgery is a very common request, he says, because it offers a fairly quick recovery!

The ASPS reports that nose reshaping surgery topped the list of most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed on men in 2010, followed by eyelid surgery & liposuction. There was a 14% jump in the number of facelifts performed on men last year compared to the year previous, 4% more eyelid surgeries & a 7% hike in liposuction. As well, there was an 11% rise in ear-shaping surgery, a 10% increase in the number seeking soft-tissue fillers, as well as a 9% increase in Botox injections. Dermabrasion to smooth out the skin was up 4%.


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eye bag surgery said...

As the face ages this gives the appearance of lower eye bags and dark circles. Until quite recently, it was thought that only surgery could improve the eye bags, and there were no effective treatments for the annoying dark circles under the eyes.

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