A recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says, in a nutshell, we Americans got more plastic surgery procedures in 2016 than ever before. Maybe you’ve read lots of reports over the years about this topic because you find it interesting, but you don’t know what it means to you.
Why should you care?
So what if there were hundreds of thousands of breast augmentations, rhinoplasties and liposuction procedures performed last year? And the numbers are predicted to go higher this year. Here’s a message is hidden in the statistics:
Plastic surgery is officially no longer only for the rich and famous
Cosmetic procedures have grown to become more mainstream, safer, accessible and acceptable to the masses. That means if you’ve been thinking about having a procedure, you are in like-minded company.
Whether you choose a surgical treatment or something minimally invasive, cosmetic treatments are starting to be seen as a normal part of maintaining our appearance.
Popular cosmetic surgery procedures of 2016
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Buttock augmentation
Popular minimally invasive procedures
- Botox injections
- Hyaluronic acid filler injections
- Chemical peels
- Laser treatments
Many reasons for plastic surgery surge
The growth can be attributed to many factors, including advances in technology and techniques. There are also more procedures to choose from. In fact, many of today’s most popular non-invasive procedures didn’t even exist ten years ago. And about fifteen years ago, many surgical procedures required a hospital stay. These days, most cosmetic surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Another driver of growth comes from studies that show an improved appearance can have a positive impact on career growth and job search success. This effect can be seen in a positive economy because we have the additional income to spend on procedures. However, even in a down economy, a cosmetic procedure can be seen as a way to help you better compete in the job market.
Put yourself in qualified, experienced hands
Call for your consultation appointment today:
In Pinole (East Bay) call (510) 724-8282; In Larkspur (North Bay) call (415) 461-5755.
Over the last five years or so there’s been a whopping increase in the number of people undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery. If your mind immediately goes to women, you’d be missing an important member of that statistic: Men.
In fact, according to statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of men having cosmetic procedures has increased well over 100% in the last 15 years. The ASAPS also reports that the most common cosmetic procedures for men are
- Eyelid lift
- Gynescomastia (removal of excess breast tissue)
- Ear lobe reduction
Why do men want plastic surgery?
There are lots of reasons for anyone, man or woman, to choose to have a cosmetic procedure. But for men specifically, the numbers tell us it’s primarily for one reason:
- To help career success — looking fit and youthful in order to stay competitive on the job
The four types of men typically seeking cosmetic surgery
- The male model – this type of patient is usually looking to improve on what they’ve already got and could seek jawline augmentation, cheekbone enhancement and liposuction
- The body builder – this group has similar characteristics to the male model group in the desire to improve their appearance. They usually seek procedures that enhance physique and to appear more muscular, such as chest, calf and gluteal implants and breast reduction
- The career man – this group is typically seeking procedures that can enhance job security and mobility. They typically seek neck lifts, eyelifts, jawline recontouring and/or liposuction
- The fit dad – you may have already heard of the “mommy makeover,” and there’s also a group of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that as a group have been dubbed the “daddy do-over.” This 40-something group typically goes for jawline recontouring, liposuction and eyelifts.
Men may seek cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for any reason
A man doesn’t have to fit into a particular category in order to seek the benefits that cosmetic procedures can provide. Call today for a consultation appointment:
In Pinole (East Bay): (510) 724-8282
In Larkspur (North Bay): (415) 461-5755
We are all living in a culture that appreciates youth and beauty – male and female. For many decades now, women have been taking advantage of all the ways that cosmetic procedures can help them enhance their beauty and maintain their youth. And for the last five years or more, more men than ever have been doing the same.
Busting the myth
It hasn’t been only women having cosmetic surgery for quite some time now. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of men having cosmetic procedures increased over 106% between 1997 and 2012. Here’s the main reason men say they want to look better, younger, more fit and more masculine:
Men have plastic surgery to help them succeed at work and stay competitive in the job market
Plastic surgery may not have always been on the list of things that can help men advance in their careers, but it certainly is now. And while it’s true that some men are focused on their appearance because they are body builders or want to look like male models, more and more, the men who turn up in the offices of plastic surgeons are regular guys, hoping to look more youthful and energetic at their desk jobs.
Not all dads want the popular “dad bod”
Lately, online and even mainstream media have been touting the popularity of the “dad bod.” These are young family men who are comfortably soft and chubby — and proud of it. But plastic surgeons might tell a different story. They’re seeing “athletic” dads who are in their 40s, have put on a few pounds, and want to do what they can to fight the signs of aging. So they’re having everything from eyelifts to liposuction to try to get closer to their former fit and athletic selves.
The manly thing to do
Make an appointment for a consultation, and let’s discuss how we can help you see more of the man you used to be.
Call today: Pinole (East Bay) office, call (510) 724-8282
Larkspur (North Bay) Office, call: (415) 461-5755