More men turning to plastic surgery

October 14, 2010

More men turning to plastic surgery
More men turning to plastic surgery

The former tight-end for the Denver Broncos, Reggie Johnson, was running with his five-year old son in May when he began to experience difficulty breathing. At the time he weighed 307 pounds and admits that he was still eating like a football player, even though he had stopped playing, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Johnson initially went on a strict diet and fitness program that cut his 3,000-calorie days into 1,800, and emphasized athletic walks. He lost 40 pounds in three months, but was left with pockets of fat hanging from his abdomen. The former athlete eventually decided to undergo cosmetic surgery, the news source reports.

"I'm just enhancing myself," he told the news provider. "I don't see anything wrong with a man that wants to look better."

The news source reports that many men are hoping a more youthful appearance will help them gain an edge in the job market, the dating market or look comparable to their wives who have already had cosmetic procedures.

Those who are considering a procedure such as post weight loss body contouring should be sure to find a surgeon who is board-certified and a member of an organization like The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


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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