In this day and age of the “metrosexual”, readers may be surprised to know that men still only account for nine percent of all cosmetic procedures in any given year. However, that number is actually indicative of an explosive growth in plastic surgery for males. From 1998 to 2012, the number of men seeking out aesthetic and physical enhancements increased by more than 273%. Though they are sneaking up on the ladies, the procedures that men request most often are different than those that women prefer. The five most popular cosmetic procedures for men include:
- Botox – It’s not completely surprising that the injectable is growing in popularity among men as it remains one of the most-performed non-invasive procedures throughout the United States. A more highly competitive job and business market that seems to favor youth and its supposed ingenuity is said to be fueling this need for a younger appearance through the use of Botox. Almost 400,000 Botox injections were delivered to men during 2013 alone.
- Rhinoplasty – Making up more than a quarter of all “nose jobs” performed in the US, men’s surgeries on the nose concentrate on changing the shape of the nose to provide a better profile and, in some case, better breathing capabilities. Some statistics number the amount of nose jobs performed during 2013 at almost 27,000.
- Eyelid Surgery – Clinically referred to as blepharoplasty, the lifting and tightening and eyelid skin has remained a popular choice among men looking for more dramatic or longer-lasting results than delivered by Botox. Almost 29,000 of these procedures were performed on men in 2013.
- Liposuction – The quick and effective removal of fat has always been sought after by both men and women. But with the innovative techniques of laser liposuction and CoolSculpting, the procedure of fat removal has been made much more comfortable, less invasive and much more affordable for many. These innovations have helped spur the popularity of liposuction as it racked up more than 1.7 million procedures among men in 2013 alone.