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Men Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery More Often Now Than In The Past

Men Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery More Often Now Than In The Past

Are you seeing men choose to undergo cosmetic surgery now than in the past? What could this be attributed to? Is there a specific demographic or age range?

Men are increasingly choosing procedures and treatments to improve their appearance and to appear youthful and energetic. I’m sure there are multiple reasons why men are more likely to choose plastic surgery, but some of the more interesting reasons that I have heard are competitiveness and the rise of social media.

In the age of “selfies,” our images are appearing across multiple outlets such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. Most users, especially amongst younger generations, post images or view their social media accounts several times per day. Many post photos of themselves participating in various activities or in social settings. Some say that this is presenting men with a different view or angle of the appearance than what they see in the mirror. Rhinoplasties (nose jobs) and otoplasties (ear pinning) are more often chosen by men, possibly due to their alternate view of their self-image and as a way to feel more confident in the pictures they choose to share within their social network.

The other motivation for men is the desire to appear younger so as to better compete with their younger colleagues in business and professional circles, as well as in romantic endeavors. Our society, unfortunately, tends to portray older individuals as less energetic and effective and to combat this stereotype, Botox, dermal fillers, blepharoplasties (eye lifts) and facelifts are often employed to restore a more youthful appearance.

In addition, as we increase awareness of obesity as a health hazard and as men and women are more successful in losing unhealthy weight, loose skin may result. Body contouring procedures to reduce loose skin are becoming more common and are another way that men may take charge of their appearance to feel more confident.

Overall, I would say that we are seeing an uptick in the number of men opting to undergo cosmetic procedures, and the stigma that may once have been attached is diminishing. Cosmetic procedures and caring for one’s appearance can be seen as another approach to men’s wellness, similar to working out and eating well.

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  • Lisa Turner
    Lisa Turner

    Hands down this is the most amazing plastic surgery office! No haggling and Dr. Jacobs will not perform a surgery if the scar exceeds the benefit. His words exactly which is exactly what I want to know ahead of time not after the surgery is done. Dr. Jacobs is a phenomenal surgeon and I trust him 150%. Felecia his nurse is as wonderful as Dr. Jacobs!!

  • I visited Dr. Johnathan Jacob's Office to see about getting a Lipoma removed from my upper left shoulder. After meeting Dr. Jacob's he discussed with me what needed to be done to remove it. I was very happy with the surgery and how good a surgeon he is. I was very satisfied with the procedure and the outcome. I was happy with his staff also they took good care of me. ???

  • Karolyn Lea
    Karolyn Lea

    I am very pleased with Dr. Alspaugh and staff. I appreciate his honesty and his ability to give good advice. He was very professional and made sure I was comfortable. I’m looking forward to working hard and encouraged to start on this new journey to improve my look and my health...all in one. He’s so amazing.

  • Charity Wilder
    Charity Wilder

    Felicia is the absolute BEST. If you enjoy the feeling when people say, “You look too young to have a 19 year old.” Then book an appointment with Felicia immediately. She’s the sweetest human being on the planet and excellent at her job.

  • Love the staff!! They are so friendly and take time with you to really listen to your needs. Highly recommend!!

  • Julie Jackson
    Julie Jackson

    'My experiences at Associates in Plastic Surgery have all been outstanding. I have been a patient for more than 10 years. Dr. John Alspaugh is pleasant, patient and very informative. He listens to you and your concerns. I am always very happy with the results. Cheryl, his nurse is amazing! Go see her! She is sweet and knowledgeable. She eases my nerves and answers all of my questions and concerns. She even makes me laugh. Wonderful, caring staff.