25 June 2012

More men are choosing to have cosmetic surgery after seeing the results their wives and girlfriends have achieved. That's according to Dr Robert Heck, of Ohio-based Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery. He told The Columbus Dispatch newspaper that men are beginning to follow women into cosmetic surgery offices.Men account for about 10 to 15 percent of Dr Heck's patients and he said it is often the case that boyfriends and husbands will see their partners having work done and think "Hey, why not me?" Dr Heck admits however that for men, there is more of a stigma attached to having cosmetic surgery, and many believe they should be able to create the body they desire on their own, through hours spent at the gym. Dr Anne Taylor, an associate professor of surgery at Ohio State University's Department of Plastic Surgery, has received an increasing number of visits from couples and now about 30 per cent of her patients are men. She said: "I think that, as plastic surgery has gained acceptance throughout all society, this is just a natural progression." See original story here: