Male Plastic Surgery Procedures On The Rise

We are seeing a very large increase in men who are seeking out cosmetic procedures. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, since 1997 there has been an increase of more than 325% of cosmetic procedures performed on men. Currently, the numbers indicated that men only account for about 9.5% of the total number of procedures; however, they received nearly 1.2 million procedures in 2015.

Top Procedures

The most requested procedures by men include:

● Liposuction
● Eyelid surgery
● Male breast reduction
● Nose surgery
● Facelifts

According to Dr. Thomas Wright, of the St. Louis Liposuction Center, “There has definitely been an increase in male clients.” He says that this may be due to a change in workplace values that places emphasis on the importance of maintaining a youthful look.

Many men are seeking procedures that can help them feel younger and more confident in their work roles. Often, men seeking cosmetic procedures may be at the top of their career, and may feel young and confident, but may be worried that their outer appearance does not exude this confidence.

In the past, staying with the same company for 40 years was commonplace. However, those days are over. Today, seniority is not as important as productivity and energy, both of which are related to youth.

Male Cosmetic Procedures Becoming Less Taboo

Because these cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular among men, it has also become a less taboo topic of discussion. Men are openly discussing plastic surgery, which is actually a new occurrence.

Says Dr. Wright, “I am definitely seeing an increase in men coming into my practice seeking cosmetic procedures to help them keep or regain a more youthful appearance.” He continues, “I find it refreshing that more and more men are seeking cosmetic procedures now that these types of procedures have become more accepted.”

If you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure, please give us a call. We are experienced and knowledgeable in many procedures, many of which are geared toward our male clients. Dr. Wright and his staff are happy to discuss any of the available procedures that can help you stay looking and feeling young. Contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation.