18 January 2012

New figures show that an increasing number of men are turning to cosmetic surgery in order to improve their looks. Data compiled by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons found there has been a 7 per cent rise in the number of men opting to have procedures carried out. A report by the Daily Mirror said rhinoplasty has become increasingly popular, as have male chest reduction operations.A survey carried out at the start of the year claimed that more men are worried about their appearance than women. Research commissioned by The Succeed Foundation and Central YMCA found four out of five men were unhappy with their appearance, with issues such as baldness and a lack of muscles at the top of the list. Darren Chalk, a contract manager from Hayes in Middlesex, spent £1,000 having a non-surgical facelift carried out at the start of last year in a bid to rejuvenate his skin and achieve a younger appearance. The 43-year-old told the newspaper: "I had about 20 injections of Botox in my first session and could see the difference within a fortnight. I could see the results of the microdermabrasion – where they took away layers of dead skin – almost instantly, and the fillers that plumped up my nose-to-mouth lines were an immediate success."