Figures show number of male Cosmetic Surgery patients doubled last year

Figures show number of male Cosmetic Surgery patients doubled last year

8 February 2016

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has released Cosmetic Surgery statistics for 2015, showing record numbers of patients undergoing procedures – with the number of men undertaking Cosmetic Surgery doubling.

Men now make up nine per cent of the total number of people undergoing Cosmetic Surgery, with the number of operations totalling 4,614 in 2015.

Blepharoplasty (Eye Bag Removal surgery) and Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping surgery) were the two most popular procedures among male patients, closely followed by Male Chest Reduction (up 13 per cent), Liposuction and Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping surgery).

According to BAAPS, the reason for this rise in Male Cosmetic Surgery is down to a change in perception of what constitutes a masculine look – with men looking to turn away from the bushy-bearded lumberjack.

The former BAAPS president said: “Perhaps the decline of the ‘hyper-masculine’ look fashionable last year which has given way to a sharper, more slimline shape has influenced men – and it certainly appears both genders seem encouraged by a new openness in glamorous celebrities admitting they have had a little surgical help to enhance their looks.”

More than 51,000 Britons undertook Cosmetic Surgery during 2015, which accounted for a 13 per cent rise from the previous year. Breast Augmentation remains the most popular procedure overall, with a 12 per cent increase in the number of patients compared to 2014.

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