As the number of male plastic surgery patients continues to increase, their reasons for undergoing remain as diverse as ever. Men go under the knife for a myriad of reasons including lifestyle, job opportunities andappearance.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the most common surgical procedures undergone by males include hair transplants, facelifts, nose jobs and eyelid lifts. New research, though, indicates anotheremerging trend for male patients.
A new study published in Scientific American details that bone structure is one of the most important factors when it comes to a man'sperception of appearance, both internally and of others. Bone structure is seen as a determining factor for virility and physical competence. Wider faces are now seen as a"more manly" sign of both strength and ability. Although it can be hard to change facial structureoutside of plastic surgery, some participants in the study did indicate that certain facial expressions did make men more attractive. Smiling, as well as maintaining a "happy face,"wereseen aspositive indicators of trust for most participants.
"The results suggest you can influence to an extent how trustworthy others perceive you to be in a facial photo, but perceptions of your competence or ability are considerably less able to be changed," says the study's senior author, and assistant professor of psychology at NYU, Jonathan Freeman.
If you're interested in changing your facial structure, male or female, Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists can help. Undergoing a chin or cheek implant procedure can create a more defined facial profile, bring various aspects of the face into proportion and make the cheeks appear higher and fuller.
Schedule a consultation with dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta today.