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Even though men aren’t known for being open about their bodies, they do have their own list of bodily woes.
This is why there has been an increase in guys seeking out the services of a plastic surgeon over the years. Especially for men who are entering middle age, when physical woes are more readily apparent.
Man Boobs And Beer Bellies
According to a report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 40 to 60 percent of men suffer from the dreaded man boob. Which may account for why male breast reduction was one of the top procedures for men in 2011.
This condition is from the development of fat around mens’ chests as they age. Typically because, as men age, it is more difficult to maintain a chiseled appearance, even if they stay diligent with their diet and exercise regiment.
A beer belly can be caused by intaking too many calories from alcohol, but genetics may be responsible despite alcohol consumption.
Men looking for a solution for one or both of these issues may want to consider liposuction to remove the excess fat from troublesome areas. Liposuction was the most popular procedure with men in 2011, but may be combined with surgical procedures, like a tummy tuck, for the best results for one or both of these problems.
Especially for middle-aged men, the lines and wrinkles on the face may be of some concern. One solution for this is to undergo a facelift procedure, but for a non-surgical treatment option Botox should be considered. Botox may require multiple injections, and although it is not a permanent solution, it is a non-invasive treatment.
According to recent stories from ABC and The LA Times, more couples are deciding to have cosmetic surgery together.
The stories mirror each other, profiling a couple who both elected to have cosmetic surgery.
One couple with four children had been together for 18 years. They said child-rearing had “taken a toll on our bodies,” David Robinson opted to have a chin lift done the same day his wife underwent an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck.
After dating her boyfriend for 16 years, Reita Greene planned to have a procedure for several years. Maybe a chemical peel, Botox, or a facelift –and her boyfriend would follow suit.
Couples like these appear to be part of a rising trend, which coincides with the rise of procedures for men. Dr. Richard Chafoo, of La Jolla Plastic Surgery, said, “It’s a male ego thing. When a wife comes in and has work done and is delighted with the outcome, the husband or partner feels more confident and secure and more likely to ask questions.”
While the procedures typically selected between men and women differ, some of them include:
Many of these couples are finished having children, and are in their late 30s to early 60s.
Women aren’t the only ones getting regular Botox. More and more men are stopping by their local plastic surgeon’s office for a quick freshening up.
In 2010 alone, more men choose Botox injections than any other cosmetic procedure. “Brotox” as it’s frequently called, saw a 258 percent increase between 2000 and 2010 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Why are Botox injections so popular with men?
For some plastic surgeons, the recent influx is no surprise:
“I think the stigma of it to men has dropped,” said Dr. Stephen B. Baker, an associate professor of plastic surgery at Georgetown University. “These days, you can get it done everywhere but a gas station, and maybe in some states even there.”
According to Dr. John Sherman, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, men are choosing Botox injections because it’s a fast and effective way to smooth out wrinkles between the eyebrows that may otherwise make them look angry.
Many plastic surgeons agree that men are more interested in targeting specific facial regions, than a complete facial makeover.
“Men want a little more subtlety than women,” Sherman said. “They want movement of the face, but they don’t want deep furrows in their forehead.”
Men may also like Botox injections because are relatively cost effective (usually $200-300 per session) and the results are temporary – so there’s no risk of permanent damage.
Botox injections and other popular male plastic surgery procedures are here to stay. Learn more about male plastic surgery in Portland.
Source: Doctors Lounge