ASPS Reports Slight Rise in Male Cosmetic Procedures

man laying on beach, for Dr. Hess plastic surgeon's blog in Fairfax VAMore men may be interested in plastic surgery, not as a career but as a solution to the unwanted signs of aging.

The overall number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures chosen by men rose a whole 2 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Individual procedures however, showed significant rises of nearly 15 percent. Moreover, among the cosmetic procedures they chose, most of the top 10 were surgical operations, contradicting the often discussed trend toward non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

The reason for choosing surgical operations? Because “as you age and gravity takes over, surgical procedures that lift the skin are necessary in order to show significant improvement,” said plastic surgeon and President of the ASPS, Dr. Phillip Haeck.

The procedure that saw the greatest spike between 2009 and 2010 was the facelift, which saw a 14% increase. This procedure tones the sagging skin of the lower face to remove jowls and deep wrinkles.

Two body procedures that saw the greatest boost were liposuction and male breast reduction. Both of these body slimming procedures can create a leaner, more masculine figure with the removal of excess fat and tissue. If you are looking for an alternative nonsurgical option, try Coolsculpting in FairFax VA.


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