Men also want a nip, tuck
do these gym shorts make my butt look big?"
While you may never hear your man utter these words,
the latest round of statistics on plastic surgery suggests
most men are as self-conscious about their bodies as
According to a report from the American Society for
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction is the surgery
most often requested and performed on men. Ex-wrestler-turned-actor
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had liposuction on his chest,
saying "It was an aesthetic thing."
The allure of aesthetic enhancements doesn't just appeal
to celebrities. The ASAPS also reports nonsurgical cosmetic
procedures for men have increased 722 percent in the
past decade, including treatments such as Restylane
®, Botox ®, chemical peels and laser hair removal.
If you can't quite imagine your man washing his face,
much less getting Microdermabrasion, it's likely he's
not comfortable sharing the intimate details of his
Dr. Yan Trokel of the Yan Center for Corrective and
Cosmetic Surgery in New York City maintains men indulge
in aesthetic tweaking with regularity.
"For years, men have quietly entered the women's domain
of Botox and liposuction. Now, they schedule aesthetic
appointments as casually as if they were with their
personal trainers," said Trokel, certified by the American
Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow
of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
And while you're most likely to get liposuction on
your thighs and hips, men likely will target love handles
and their abdomen. After liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose
jobs) are men's most common cosmetic surgery, according
to the ASAPS, followed by eyelid surgery, male breast
reduction and facelifts. Women most often opt for breast
augmentation, followed by liposuction, eyelid surgery,
tummy tucks and breast reduction.
Anyone considering cosmetic surgery should pick a surgeon
based on a combination of research and references. The
American Medical Association provides a comprehensive
tool for researching all physicians at www.ama-assn.org.
You also can verify your plastic surgeon belongs to
the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or the American
Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
It seems, for men and women, the stigma once associated
with cosmetic surgery is fading. This means your man
just may come out of the closet and admit he, too, worries
about looking good in his bathing suit.
And remember, the answer to that earlier question is
Questions for a cosmetic surgeon:
- How many procedures of this type have you performed?
- What are the risks?
- What is the recovery time?
- How much will it cost? In most cases,
your surgery won't be covered by insurance so make sure
you understand all costs before committing. The doctor's
fee often does not include the anesthesiologist's fee
and may not include surgery center or hospital fees.
Celebrity photo courtesy of photorazzi.com