More men than ever are turning to plastic surgery and other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. This is a fact according to the recently-released statistics for 2017 collected by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). And this makes sense. With advancements in the field of cosmetic procedures, including techniques specifically designed to specifically help male patients rejuvenate their appearances, it’s no surprise that plastic surgery procedures for men are on the rise.
In my practice, male cosmetic surgery is no longer a trend. It has become increasingly more popular over the last decade and continues to grow every year. To help explain how men are using cosmetic procedures to better themselves, allow me to explain some of the more interesting facts that I found in this year’s ASAPS statistics.
- The 5 most common plastic surgery procedures performed on men (in order) were liposuction, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, tummy tucks, and facelift surgery.
- Liposuction alone made up over 24% of all cosmetic surgery procedures for male patients.
- Male breast reduction procedures for gynecomastia have risen 22.6% since 2012.
- Facelifts for men increased by 67.6% from 2016 to 2017.
- Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments were very popular with men as well. Men underwent 160,398 Botox® Cosmetic Injection treatments.
It’s a great time for men to consider plastic surgery. Guys have more options than ever before to improve their confidence and achieve natural-looking aesthetic improvement. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon for more than 25 years, it has been extremely rewarding to see how men have finally begun to embrace plastic surgery and the life-changing results that it can provide. For more information or to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation with me, Dr. David Whiteman, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today. Check out my website for galleries of before and after photos from past male plastic surgery patients. You can also follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+, for more tips, videos, news, and more from the world of cosmetic surgery.