Australia sees rise in male cosmetic surgery figures

An increasing number of Australian men are undergoing plastic surgery procedures in an attempt to maintain youthful looks, according to one expert in the sector. Dr John Flynn, of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, has said there has been a steady rise over a number of years in the number of men wanting surgical and non-surgical treatments. According to a report by the country's Herald Sun newspaper, he suggested this is likely to be down to a change in people's attitudes towards the cosmetic industry, along with the fact that procedures are now more affordable.Dr Flynn also said that as time has gone by, the type of treatments Australian men are requesting has also changed. Botox, laser treatments and other anti-ageing techniques are all in demand. He said: "The strictly surgical procedures are shrinking in favour of the non-surgical or minimally invasive surgery as these techniques become better."