Nip and Tuck for Average Joe
While there have always been image-conscious, male celebrities and politicians. What about the average Joe? A new study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that it is now becoming more popular for the everyday man to use cosmetic surgery as a way to defy the effects of aging.
According to the recent study, men accounted for 203,000 of surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States and 918,000 of minimally invasive procedures in 2010. This is a two percent increase in one year.
With men now undergoing 13% of all cosmetic procedures, many are pondering the reasons for the growing acceptance of nips and tucks. One of the most interesting theories is that the challenge of trying to stay marketable in an increasingly youth-focused job market is driving the trend. The infographic below from Men’s Health highlights findings from the study that may support this theory.
Of course, there are also a multitude of other reasons that are contributing to the jump in plastic surgery for men. These include advancements in surgical procedures and the aging baby-boomer population wanting to continue to look youthful as they enter their retirement years.
Have you been considering the possibility of cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance? Now is a great time to learn about your options. To find out more, schedule a consultation with Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today!