09 March 2009

The appeal of cosmetic surgery will continue to grow during 2009, amongst men as well as women. A report from AME Info has found that male cosmetic surgery procedures are on the rise, as they have increased from 12 per cent to 17 per cent since 2005.The website reports that in a survey of men from the United Arab Emirates, liposuction remains a popular cosmetic surgery trend. As well, non-surgical cosmetic surgery procedures, like Botox and dermal fillers, are increasing in popularity as well. It is thought that, due to the current economic recession, patients are searching for cheaper cosmetic surgery procedures. However, many cosmetic surgeons are warning that patients should not seek out bargain procedures from unqualified professionals. In related news, a recent report in the Financial Times showed that businessmen are growing to see cosmetic surgery as an important choice when it comes to furthering their career. One businessman told the newspaper: "If you don't look after yourself it shows that you've got no discipline and that doesn't reflect well on your work life." In addition, an Irish newspaper has recently reported a boom in the number of men seeking the eye bag removal procedure. One cosmetic surgery clinic worker said they believe men are choosing to undergo the surgery as an alternative to a more expensive facelift. Experts are predicting that the development of new trends, including non-invasive fat removal and alternative liposuction, could increase during the next year. Additionally, surgeons are predicting that the popularity of non-invasive cosmetic procedures will continue to rise for years to come.