18 April 2012

A recent article published in the LA Times has revealed that more men are undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures than ever before. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men choosing to undergo cosmetic procedures has increased by 121 per cent over the last 14 years, with liposuction now being the most common procedure for men to choose.In 2011 over 41,000 procedures for liposuction were performed on men - a 14 per cent increase from 2010. Eyelid surgery and nose jobs have also increased in popularity among American men, with around 23,000 procedures for blepharoplasty being carried out in 2011. Renato Saltz, the vice president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, said: "The taboo is lifting for men. In the past few years, plastic surgery is everywhere. All those nip-and-tuck shows have brought plastic surgery to a common ground. Its thought that a combination of factors have contributed to the increases, with advances in medicine, technology, economics and society all cited. "There's a huge pressure on men to continue looking youthful," said Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, a Harvard-trained plastic surgeon of the face, eyes and nose. "As a result, there's pressure on them to seek either surgical or nonsurgical procedures to maintain their youth." See original story here: http://www.latimes.com/features/image/la-ig-male-plastic-surgery-20120415,0,3215972.story