20 July 2012

There has been an increase in the number of men opting to undergo plastic surgery procedures, new research has revealed. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 800,000 males underwent cosmetic procedures in 2011. This was a 121 per cent increase on the figure recorded in 1997.Dr Shervin Aminpour, who owns a clinic called Hills Aesthetics in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, explained it used to be actors and those working in show business that wanted to improve their appearance through surgery. While some men do still find it embarrassing, males are becoming increasingly comfortable asking for procedures such as a rhinoplasty or liposuction, he stated. “Just like women, men have always been concerned with their appearance, it's just that it's only recently become socially acceptable for men to actually do something about it,” Dr Aminpour continued. The expert claimed some males are even opting to have Botox injections to get rid of lines and wrinkles – a treatment traditionally associated with women.