By Cheryl Clarkson

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery for Men: More Acceptable

Plastic and cosmetic surgery is on the rise among men.  Their motive is not just to look younger in a more competitive world but there seems to be a larger societal trend taking shape too that is about taking care of yourself and staying in shape. 

Over the last decace, for both sexes, cosmetic procedures have come to be viewed as an investment in health, just like nutrition and regular exercise.

This as reported in a Wall Street Journal article Gym, Check. Diet, Check. Face, Lift by Laura Landro

While women still make up 90% of the market, “Men are figuring out what women have long known—that appearance really does matter,” says David Sarwer, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania who conducts research on the psychological aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men who had cosmetic procedures rose 2% to more than 1.1 million last year.  This lags the 5% increase among women, but growth in several particular procedures was markedly greater among men: Face-lifts increased 14%, the number of men who opted to trim away excess fat with liposuction rose 7%, while the number of eyelid surgeries increased 15%. By contrast, only 9% more women had face-lifts in 2010 and the number of women undergoing liposuction rose 2%. Eyelid surgeries for women increased 3%.


With advancements in techniques, surgeries can generally be performed on an outpatient basis with less time needed for recovery.  Further newer, minimally invasive temporary treatments such as Botox injections and dermal fillers produce subtle changes such as erasing wrinkles, replacing lost collagen and can be done on a lunch break.

Whether the surgery is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is of paramount importance. SkinHealth is proud to be affiliated with three Harvard-trained, Board Certified

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