08 September 2008

It seems that increasing numbers of men are turning to liposuction as the stigma of male cosmetic surgery is slowly abandoned worldwide.

A recent article in the US edition of men's magazine, Men's Fitness, has highlighted the emerging global trend.

Their conclusions are supported by a recent survey of plastic surgeons in the Czech Republic, which revealed that liposuction is one of the top three cosmetic procedures for male clients in the country.

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has noted a similar trend in the UK; earlier this year, the organisation revealed that there had been a 27 per cent rise in the number of men undergoing male chest reduction - a form of liposuction that aims to eliminate 'man boobs' - between 2006 and 2007.

However, liposuction is not the only form of plastic surgery that men are favouring. In the Czech Republic, blepharoplasty (eye bag removal) and rhinoplasty (nose surgery) also made it into the top three cosmetic procedures favoured by men.

And research released by the Harley Medical Group in July 2008 showed that the number of men opting for male blepharoplasty - or 'man bag removals' - in the UK have shown a 33 per cent year on year increase.

According to the American Society of Plastic surgeons the number of men undergoing plastic surgery procedures in the United States has jumped eight per cent in the last six years.

What's more, in 2007 alone, men in the USA underwent a record 1.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, ranging from liposuction to Botox. As a result, they now make up around ten per cent of plastic surgery patients in the country.