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Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery Rises Among Men

Facelift, Ear Surgery, Liposuction among procedures that saw biggest increases in 2010

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Cosmetic surgery isn’t just popular with women anymore. While their fairer counterparts still account for most cosmetic surgery procedures, a growing number of men are turning to plastic surgery to look younger. New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons finds that men underwent a total of 1.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2010. Facelifts, liposuction and other surgical procedures showed the biggest gains over the previous year.

As men age, many begin to notice the effects on the face and body and want to make a few changes. They may feel that improving their appearance would increase their career possibilities or have a positive effect on their relationships with others. As the perceived stigma of plastic surgery has faded, more men are encouraged to consider plastic surgery as an investment in their lives.

“We live in a youthful culture and everyone wants to look younger,” said Dr. William Hedden. “Men today are becoming more aware of the possibilities of plastic surgery to address their areas of concern. Not only has the idea of having cosmetic surgery become more acceptable to men, they are also more aware of the advancements in safer and less invasive techniques.”

According to the ASPS, more than 18.4 plastic surgery procedures were performed on both sexes in 2010, which was a 5% jump over 2009. More than 13 million of these were cosmetic surgery procedures.

Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery and Spa Greystone offer the latest surgical and nonsurgical male cosmetic surgery procedures at our Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama plastic surgery center and medspa. To set up your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons, please contact our friendly Cosmetic Surgery Staff today.

Top Male Cosmetic Procedures

The Top Cosmetic Surgical Procedures for Men in 2010 were Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty), Eyelid Surgery, Liposuction, Male Breast Reduction and Hair Transplants.

Heading the list of Top Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Men was Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport), with Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and Soft Tissue Fillers rounding out the top five.

The number of men having facelifts rose 14% in 2010 from the previous year – the biggest increase of any procedure – followed by Ear Surgery (11% increase), Soft Tissue Fillers (10%), Botox/Dysport (9%), Liposuction (7%) and Male Breast Reduction (6%).

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