29 January 2014

Man's nose in profileAn infographic has been produced by a New York Cosmetic Surgeon, which details the most common surgical procedures carried out on men, and conveys in figures the scale of the growth in such procedures over the past two decades. Manhattan-based Dr Douglas Steinbrech's presentation emphasises the 106 per cent increase in male Cosmetic Surgery procedures reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons between 1997 and 2012, and ranks the most popular ones as Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty (Eye Bag Removal), Gynaecomastia (Male Chest Reduction), and Facelifts. Similarities were shared for UK men in 2012, with Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Male Chest Reduction and Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping) being the most popular surgical procedures.Steinbrech goes on to detail these and a handful of other procedures, giving a typical recovery time and 'shelf life' for each one, along with a ranking for the level of post-operative pain typically experienced. Dr Steinbrech also broke down the majority types of men he treated, saying they chiefly fell into four principal categories male models, bodybuilders, 'athletic dads', and finally, company CEOs. "By identifying them as such, we can better address their needs," he said. "These profiles help our patients understand which category they fall in. This helps them understand what the procedure may entail and just how much work they need done." More generally, said Dr Steinbrech, his reasons for releasing the infographic included "to convey to people that male cosmetic surgery is now stronger than ever and that they shouldn't hesitate to undergo a surgical procedure. "Sometimes it can be a key to unlocking the doors to success in their career," he concluded.