Doctor Louis M. DeJoseph, M.D. and Marc Klein, M.D. comment on the increasing number of males having cosmetic surgery at Premier Image.
Plastic surgery traditionally was considered a “women’s luxury” market and that is no longer the case. We are seeing more and more male patients who want to improve their appearance for a variety of reasons. Many are in competitive work environments and find they need to maintain a youthful appearance to stay in the game. Some state that their wife had work done and now they want to look as young as their spouse! With health and fitness becoming more popular, many want to look as good as they feel and despite the many hours of effort, some find they can never achieve the look they desire. As plastic surgery is becoming more of a “norm” in pop culture there is no doubt that this trend will continue to rise in the male population.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men had over 900,000 cosmetic procedures, over 9 percent of the total in 2009. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased over 8 percent from 2008. There has been a great rise in the number of men seeking cosmetic procedures in the past decade.
We are finding that some of the more popular procedures for men include liposuction for body contouring, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction for gynecomastia, and injectables. In fact, the quickest upturn in numbers is with injectables such as Botox. This is a trend that is also seen within the female population as well. Here at Premier Image we offer a full variety of injectable packages that appeal not only to women, but reach out to men as well. There is minimal to no downtime allowing men to achieve a very natural yet still masculine result. Injectables are a subtle way to introduce men to the world of plastic surgery without it feeling overwhelming and extreme.
As plastic surgery continues to be widespread for public consumption on TV, in magazines, and on the Internet, the rise in popularity in the male population likely will to continue to grow. The trick is keeping the results looking natural, not overdone, and precisely placing incisions since plastic surgery on men seems to be more noticeable with less opportunity to conceal than women who can hide incisions and scars with makeup. Here at Premier Image we can achieve the results that men are seeking.
The Internet most definitely has had an impact on the increase of men opting for cosmetic surgery. On our our website, www.PICosmeticSurgery.com, you can view numerous before and after photos of exactly the procedures one might be interested in having or you can watch our videos that explain in great detail the different procedures that we offer. You may also contact me by email at www.PICosmeticSurgery.com or call at 770-457-6303.