The increase in men who get plastic surgery has been apparent for some time, but theAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's 18thannual report outlines exactly how quickly this trend has taken off. According to the report,there has been a 273 percent increase in the number of procedures performed on men since it began collecting industry data in 1997, and a 43 percent rise in the last five years.
"This is not a trend we expect to see wane anytime soon," James Grotting, MD, President-Elect of ASAPS, said in a release. "Facing a challenging and sometimes ageist job market, men, like women, are starting to consider their options to maintain a youthful appearance that exudes exuberance and energy and the full spectrum of care offered by board-certified plastic surgeons caters to their individual needs."
The most popular procedures among men varied little from those that women selected, with men favoring blepharoplasty (34 percent rise over 2013), male breast reductions (33 percent increase) and liposuction (44 percent increase). Among minimally-invasive procedures, Botox injections saw an 84 percent increase in popularity, while Hyaluronic Acid rose 94 percent, nonsurgical skin tightening increased 37 percent and Intense Pulsed Light therapy rose 44 percent in popularity.
The report also notes that Americans spent more than $12 billion on plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures last year.
This rise in popularity of plastic surgery is driven by many of the same reasons that women elect for cosmetic surgery, and supported by rising competition in the workplace.
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