Male cosmetic surgery up 121 per cent

12 June 2012

The number of men opting to have cosmetic surgery procedures is up by 121 per cent. This is according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), who have released their 2011 figures and compared these with the same figures from 1997. Surgical advancements are undoubtedly one reason for this dramatic increase in procedures, but experts believe that stigma that may have once been attached to men having surgery for cosmetic reasons has been lost in recent years.According to Dr Paul Parker, a consultant plastic surgeon practising in New Jersey, America, the reasons are down to a man’s appearance not matching how he feels inside. “I believe as baby boomers age—both men and women—they see themselves as healthy, active and fit. They’re unhappy when their face or body doesn’t match up with how they feel, and they want to do something about it,” he said. Top cosmetic surgery procedures for men include rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery), male chest reduction to get rid of “moobs” and liposuction. More men are reportedly opting for non-surgical anti-ageing treatments such as Botox (nicknamed “Brotox”) and dermal fillers. See original story here: