New Cosmetic Surgery Trends for Men
Men’s desire to look trim and fit at the office and at home has pushed liposuction into the top spot on the U.S. list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, according to the newly released annual survey of cosmetic surgery trends conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
It took male muscle (and maybe a little vanity?) to knock breast augmentation from its 4-year reign as America’s favorite cosmetic surgery procedure. Since breast augmentation still tops the list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for women, it is definitely the testosterone set that is driving liposuction growth in the U.S. and in Cleveland.
In 2011, U.S. men underwent 9% of the total 9.2 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. Increasing their share of the American cosmetic surgery market by 1% over the previous year, men had 800,000 cosmetic procedures in 2011.
Last year, the top five cosmetic surgery procedures for men were:
- rhinoplasty (nose reconstruction)
- eyelid surgery
- gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
- face lift
With men pushing back retirement and working later in life, the pressure to maintain a youthful appearance in the workplace has increased men’s interest in eyelid surgery and face lifts to remove age-defining wrinkles and droopy skin. Increased male longevity and concerns about heart health, diabetes and other chronic illnesses has spurred men to take better care of themselves. Increased interest in liposuction and male breast reduction reflect men’s efforts to trim down and improve their appearance, particularly after major weight loss.
To find out more about the benefits of male cosmetic surgery, download Dr. Poblete’s free Men’s Guide to Cosmetic Surgery.