Many men discreet about plastic surgery

October 7, 2011

Many men discreet about plastic surgery
Many men discreet about plastic surgery

According to a recent survey conducted for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than half (51 percent) of Americans approve of cosmetic plastic surgery. With this acceptance, it seems that more and more men are opting to undergo plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.

In fact, ASAPS reports that men made up 8 percent of the total cosmetic procedures in 2010, with 142,632 opting for surgical procedures and another 607,442 choosing non-surgical procedures such as Botox injections, laser hair removal and hyaluronic acid injections.

"Men want to look good for the same reasons women seek cosmetic procedures," a Florida-based plastic surgeon recently told The Florida Times-Union. "Baby boomers want to turn back the clock no matter what gender."

Whether they just want to enhance their appearance or are trying to look more youthful to remain competitive in a difficult job market, many men do not outwardly discuss the work they have had done.

"Even though cosmetic surgery procedures are on the rise in men and some don't mind sharing their experiences, overall most men will not and choose to be more discreet," another plastic surgeon from the Sunshine State told the newspaper.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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