More Lebanese men opting for cosmetic procedures
16 September 2011The number of men in Lebanon undergoing plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments has increased in recent years. Plastic surgeon Roger el-Khoury, who founded Beirut Beauty Clinic in Zalka, has revealed that since 2006, his proportion of male patients has jumped from 5 per cent to 20 per cent. He said: "Plastic surgery is now linked to wellness. Men also want to feel good, so they ask about cosmetic surgery." The most common treatments for men include facelifts, hair transplants and Botox; though they also opt for liposuction, body sculpting and nose jobs. Bahaa Arbid of St George Hospital, another cosmetic practitioner in Beirut, added: "Lots of men are encouraged by their girlfriends, who make them feel more comfortable about having surgery."