August 10, 2015

Plastic surgery for men. Is it right for you?


In a world that increasingly values youth and vitality, men are seeking plastic surgery at rates we’ve never seen before. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men in the United States has increased by more than 43% in the past five years (since 2010), and a whopping 273% since 1997.

We see men pursue plastic surgery for several reasons including to improve their looks, confidence and even their success at work. It’s a shocking statistic, but economists estimate attractive people earn an average of 3 to 4 percent more than those with below average looks. As a result, many patients seek cosmetic surgery to improve their competitive edge in the workplace.

We see men walk into The Aesthetic Wellness Center for everything from mini facelifts and rhinoplasties to non-invasive procedures like injections of Botox and Juvederm (a type of soft tissue filler). The top surgical and minimally invasive procedures for men in 2014 are as follows:

Top cosmetic surgical procedures for men (2014)*

  1. Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping): 54,680
  2. Eyelid Surgery (upper and lower): 29,402
  3. Breast Reduction: 26,175
  4. Liposuction: 24,327
  5. Facelift: 11,851


Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for men (2014)*

  1. Botox, Dysport: 410,913
  2. Laser Hair Removal: 190,816
  3. Microdermabrasion: 157,285
  4. Chemical Peel: 98,629
  5. Soft Tissue Filler: 92,949


The use of Botox, chiefly used cosmetically to address fine lines and wrinkles on the face, is steeply increasing among men. ASAPS reports an 84% increase in Botox use by men since 2010.   There are clear differences in the outcomes of Botox use on men and women, so it’s important to find a provider experienced in treating men, like The Aesthetic Wellness Center.

For more information on male plastic surgery and the best cosmetic procedures for you, set up a consultation at our plastic surgery center, The Aesthetic Wellness Center.

*2014 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, American Society of Plastic Surgeons