Today more men than ever are undergoing cosmetic surgery. They tend to favor non-surgical procedures that have little or no recovery time and subtle results.
Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery for Men
The most popular procedure for men is Botox. Hair transplantation / restoration, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and liposuction also made the list of the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men, according to statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS).
For liposuction, men often focus on areas like the lower back, upper flanks and abdomen, otherwise known as the “spare tire.” However, removal of fat from under the chin — neck liposuction — is also becoming more popular for men.
A survey conducted by the AACS found that 12 percent of men said they plan to have cosmetic surgery at some point in the future. Why are more men turning to cosmetic surgery? Spouses and significant others may play a role in encouraging it. Men may also feel pressure to maintain a more-youthful look for their careers.
Barry Lind, 52, told a newspaper that he chose to have cosmetic surgery after losing weight, which left him looking like a “12-year-old St. Bernard.”
“After successfully losing 30 pounds over two years, I decided to get a neck reduction at age 47,” Lind said. “That consisted of liposuction and tightening of my neck muscles.”
A year later, Lind got a chin implant. “I’ve maintained my weight, and I look great,” said Lind. “No regrets.”
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