It’s a huge misconception that plastic surgery is for women. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by more than 106% between 1997 and 2012, with the most common procedures being liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid surgery, gynescomastia (removal of breast tissue), and ear shaping.
Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, a renown Manhattan-based plastic surgeon, told Business Insider, that men want plastic surgery for two reasons: to look good and stay competitive in the job market.
On his all-male plastic surgery website, he outlines four “types” of men that he says typically come in for surgery, and the best procedures for them:
- The Male Model: He wants jawline augmentation, “hi-def liposuction” to show off his abs, pectoral implants and gluteal implants.
Steinbrech: “You take an average, good-looking kid, and you enhance his jaw, elongate his chin, enhance his cheekbones, and suddenly he looks like the cover of Vogue.”
- The Body Builder: He wants similar procedures as the male model, but wants to look more muscular. Steinbrech says he also often removes the fatty tissue around the breasts from steroids.
- The CEO or Board Member: These men are at the top of their career and they feel young and confident, but they’re worried they don’t look it. Steinbrech gives them the “Forbes Facelift”: a necklift, eyelift, jawline re-contouring, and perhaps liposuction as well.
- The Athletic Dad: These men are married with kids and have probably put on 15 pounds. He’s in his 40s and he’s thinking, “Man, I used to look so good in college.” Steinbrech says these men typically go for jawline re-contouring, liposuction, and a small eyelift.
ForMen takeaway: Plastic surgery is becoming more commonplace among men and there are more and more plastic surgeons out there specializing in male procedures. There’s no reason to feel embarrassed these days if you’re considering plastic surgery – you are one of many!
Curated article from Business Insider