“Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon.” (Tia Carrere)
Who says that only women are vain with regards to their looks? Based from the data of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), men underwent 1.1 million plastic surgery procedures in 2010, an average 2% increase over the previous year largely among men in their 50s and 60s. ASPS President Phillip Haeck further said that the apparent growth in plastic surgery was due to the aging baby boomers that are now ready to have plastic surgery.
What Drives them?Many doctors wearing their usual lab coats say that some of their patients commonly complaint that they don't think that they look as good as they feel. A number of patients are fresh off a divorce or looking for a competitive edge in an office full of young employees. Others are encouraged by wives who have had successful procedures — or are kind enough to ask why their husbands' once-smooth brows now appear permanently furrowed. I guess, the common reason (apart from medical purposes)lies within the heart of self confidence and insecurities. Men, like women are not immune to the common malady of humanity, which is vanity.
Men Who Like Plastic Surgery:
Here are some of the most common cosmetic surgical operations for men:
BotoxAnti-wrinkle procedure that temporarily paralyzed muscles and blocks nerve impulses.MicrodermabrasionA device like a fine sandblaster sprays tiny crystals across the face, mixing abrasion with suction to remove dead skin.Laser hair removalThis treatment involves use of a laser to remove hair and reduce hair growth, sometimes permanently.Chemical peelA chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to peel off and reveal new, smoother skin.Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)The surgical alteration of the nose to change its shape or improve the way it works.Hair transplantationIn this procedure, hair harvested from the back and sides of the scalp is transplanted into balding areas.Laser skin resurfacingA laser removes areas of damaged or wrinkled skin layer by layer to minimize the appearance of fine lines or scars.LiposuctionInvolves the use of a suctioning device to remove excess fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs and rear.Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)Removes excess skin, muscle and fatty tissue to reduce bags and improve the look of upper eyelids.