24 October 2013Australian men are consulting cosmetic surgeons in increasing numbers – but are keeping it a secret from their partners. That's according to a former president of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. "They will tell their wife or partner that they are going to a conference, have a day golfing with their mates, anything but say they are going to the surgeon," Dr Russell Knudsen, a hair transplant surgeon, told News.com.au.Yet, the article said, 15 per cent of Australians now having dermal fillers are men. "Men want to look youthful for employment opportunities or to remain at the top of their field. Appearance matters when looking for a job, particularly if you are over 40," said Dr Knudsen. Dr Geoffrey Lyons, president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, added: "Men are more open to cosmetic surgery – it is more socially acceptable now than ever for both men and women to have cosmetic enhancements." One especially popular treatment is laser skin rejuvenation for men who spend many hours playing outdoor sports – but forget their sunblock.