Over the last several years, plastic surgery for men has shifted from strictly taboo to practically commonplace. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men currently receive about 10% of all cosmetic procedures in the United States. And plastic surgery overall is on a dramatic rise. As procedures have improved and stigma has decreased, more and more people, both male and female, are realizing that they can regain a more youthful, vibrant appearance and feel more confident about themselves with simple cosmetic procedures.
In fact, since the ASAPS began collecting data back in 1997, there’s been a 273% increase in male plastic surgery. The procedures that have increased in popularity the most since 2010 include male breast reduction, facelift, and Botox. Procedures like liposuction have also maintained their popularity as body contouring has gotten more advanced, allowing men to rid themselves of unwanted fat while also creating a more sculpted appearance.
There are a lot of reasons why men are starting to consider plastic surgery in larger numbers. For one thing, there is a tendency towards ageism in the job market, and maintaining a more vital, youthful appearance can be a boost in the office, whether it should be or not.
Advances in medical care are also allowing many of us to feel youthful and healthy well into our 50s, 60s, and 70s, but often our appearance doesn’t keep up with how we feel inside. Cosmetic procedures allow people to look the way that they feel, promoting confidence and greater enthusiasm for life.
Another reason many men have started to consider cosmetic procedures like body contouring is that they have realized that they can get these procedures with complete autonomy. The results are so natural that no one needs to know how you achieved them.
Here in my private Venice Beach office, a significant portion of my client list is male. My male patients value the high level of care that I provide, the privacy of my office, and the completely customized results that I create for them. To learn more about the benefits you might experience from male plastic surgery, contact my office today to schedule a consultation. I’ll be happy to meet with you personally to answer any questions you might have.