According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of men taking advantage of cosmetic surgery has grown significantly – up nearly 121% since 1997. While this still accounts for less than 10% of the total surgeries performed, the numbers continue to grow. In 2011 almost 800,000 men received some kind of procedure, and the most common choices for surgery are (not surprisingly) different from the procedures chosen by women.
ASAPS reported that the top five cosmetic surgeries for men in 2011 included:
- Liposuction – 41,663 procedures
- Rhinoplasty – 24,533 procedures
- Eyelid surgery – 22,905 procedures
- Male breast reduction – 17,645 procedures
- Facelift – 10,400 procedures
Another industry group, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), also released statistics on the number of men receiving cosmetic procedures. While the order was a little different (they put nose reshaping at the top), they listed the same five procedures as those most often chosen by men.
The study from ASPS also shows that the number of people receiving a nose reshaping was down by 2% between 2010 and 2011, and eyelid surgeries also decreased by 9%. At the same time, though, breast reduction was up 8% and facelifts saw a 3% increase.
Some of the procedures that didn’t make the list, but deserve mention for their level of growth, include chin augmentation and cheek implants. The number of men looking to improve the cut of their jaw was up 76% from 2010, while cheek implants grew by 52%. It’s hard to say whether these procedures will break into the top five in the near future, but it is a trend that is worth watching
Cosmetic surgery continues to grow in mainstream acceptance, and the total number of procedures performed every year (for men or women) continues to grow. In California we continue to contribute to these statistics, and while the ASPS didn’t look at the specific state statistics, it is included in the region that accounts for over 31% of the total procedures in the country.
Are You Considering These Procedures?
We specialize in a range of cosmetic procedures for men and women, so whether you are looking to do some body shaping through liposuction or taking care of some other areas like the eyes or the nose, we can help. These procedures may not be for everyone, though, and we can work with you to discover the right procedures for your situation. As more men start to take advantage of these surgeries, we will continue to keep up with the trends to make sure everyone gets the results they want.
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