It's Not Your Father's Plastic Surgery, June 2012

Although men made up just 9% of the overall cosmetic procedures last year, they’ve come a long way. In the past 15 years, there has been a 121% increase and the numbers are still climbing. Today’s competitive society and job market make a man’s aesthetic look an important part of his success in other part’s of his life. A recent LA Times article points to a myriad of “medical, technological, economic and societal factors” that contribute to this growing trend.

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.


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