For years plastic surgery was a "taboo" for the male population, but more and more, older men are considering cosmetic surgery. According to some plastic surgeons, men are turning to plastic surgery to correct scars, sun-damaged skin and for anti-aging benefits.
Michigan news affiliate WPBN-TVrecently reported on this trend, noting that male patients are oftenfocused more on minimally-invasive procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing or Botox, rather than extensive surgery. This is partially because men want to see a quick recovery and not have anyone know they got a procedure done.
"It's definitely something that's been growing ever since the economy's been getting better, but I think even before, I believe when the economy was bad, men had a little more cosmetic surgery that persisted through the bad economy," Dr. Steve Thomas, a plastic surgeon in Michigan, told the news source. "The Botox, the fillers, the laser surgeries, that's the fastest growing segment in the plastic surgery for men. I think when the economy went down, the men stayed up and maybe went higher because they had to stay in the workforce because they had to compete with the younger guys. I think they wanted to stay refreshed."
From gaining a competitive edge in the workplace to eliminating years of damage to the skin from not wearing sunscreen or moisturizer, older men are trying to look and feel their best, and plastic surgery can help.
Any man, or woman, considering cosmetic surgery needs to firstconsult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon, however. If you want to have a procedure done right, contact Dr. James Marotta, the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, for more details on how you can change your life by making minor alterations to your appearance.