With Father’s Day right around the corner, it seems to be the perfect time to highlight the growing number of men seeking plastic surgery operations. It’s true that in the past, the majority of plastic surgery patients have been women. But the number of men interested in undergoing cosmetic procedures is surging and creating a new trend in plastic surgery that's changing the landscape, according to Allure. The stigma associated with men going under the knife is quickly fading away.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed among men was 1.2 million in 2015, which is 10 percent of the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures. This is more than triple the number of men going under the knife in 1997, when the ASAPS began its annual statistic reports.
A survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) last June found that 31 percent of men said they were "extremely likely" to consider a cosmetic procedure. A little less than half said they would want to have a treatment to feel more confident, and a quarter said they wanted to "look younger" to stay competitive in their careers. Another element of maintaining youthful looking skin, is keeping a daily skincare regimen. Ideal skincare routines should include a daily SPF and a cleanser to keep remove impurities and leave skin fresh and clean.
So why the rise in men seeking plastic surgery? Some are speculating that the rise in selfies and the desire to maintain “youthfulness” are contributing to this growing trend. According to the ASAPS, the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men are liposuction, eye-lift surgery, breast reduction, tummy tucks and facelifts.
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