04 April 2012

Increasing confidence in the economy and a highly competitive job market are said to be major factors behind an increase in the number of men having cosmetic surgery procedures. According to Dr Joseph Chun, chief of plastic surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Centre in Knoxville, more men now feel that they have to look a certain way in order to be able to compete with younger job seekers.He said: "I think for men, they are looking for a more subtle change, a more subtle improvement, but an improvement nonetheless. "I have had men specifically come in and say, 'Hey, I'm competing with guys that might be 10 or 15 years younger than I am. I'm still a viable employee, but I need to maintain a certain look so that I can remain competitive.'" WBIR-TV reported that the majority of men who visit the medical centre looking to maintain their youthful looks, tend to want procedures that target issues around the neck and eyes. Procedures to deal with excess skin following dramatic weight loss are also in demand, Dr Chun added. See the original story here: http://www.wbir.com/health/article/214450/3/More-men-getting-plastic-surgery