The days of plastic surgery being associated with women only are long gone. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been an increase in male plastic surgery in recent years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Just like women, men may have any number of motivations for pursuing plastic surgery. In this blog post, we take a look at three common reasons why men seek plastic surgery.
To Stay Competitive in the Job Market
Research shows more middle-aged and older men are pursuing plastic surgery. This is in large part because more men than ever are working later in life. In order to compete with their younger, energetic colleagues, many baby boomers wish to minimize the signs of aging. Facelift and eyelid surgeries are popular among older male executives in order to achieve the energetic and confident appearance needed to stay ahead of the competition. Some men who do not wish to have a surgical procedure seek less invasive solutions like Botox to achieve a refreshed appearance.
To Feel Confident in the Dating Scene
Many baby boomers are returning to the dating scene, and naturally seek to look and feel their best. More often than not, this means looking and feeling young, especially for those whose dating partners are younger than them. Procedures such as Botox and facelift can address common signs of aging to give a man an extra boost of confidence they need to approach others.
Other men, regardless of their age, seek to improve body areas that have long been a cause of embarrassment for them. Gynecomastia, more commonly known as “man boobs,” can cause some men to become socially withdrawn, preventing them from taking their shirts off in public, or simply feeling comfortable in their own skin. Similarly, an oversized or crooked nose can make some men self-conscious, affecting their ability or desire to meet others. Procedures like male breast reduction and rhinoplasty can help men achieve a more confident and masculine appearance.
To Combat the Stresses of Fatherhood
As with women, the stresses of parenthood can take a toll on men’s physical appearances. Wrinkles, crow’s feet and dark under-eye circles can surface due to sleepless nights, the stress of maintaining a household or other issues that arise during fatherhood. These unsightly signs of aging can make even young fathers appear older. Facial plastic surgery, both nonsurgical and surgical, is popular among fathers who seek to look and feel younger. Botox and dermal fillers can eliminate small signs of aging, while facelift and eyelid surgery eliminate excess fat and reshape the remaining fat for a more refreshed, energetic appearance.
Other fathers struggle with losing small fatty deposits around the body. In fact, this paunchy, rumpled appearance has become so common that it has recently acquired a name in pop culture: the “dad bod.” For men unhappy with their dad bods, whether it be love handles, flabby arms or an overall untoned physique, procedures like body lift and tummy tuck can achieve a more chiseled, traditionally masculine appearance.
What Are Your Cosmetic Needs?
Whether you desire a toned physique, a rejuvenated facial appearance, or both, the Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton are here to help. We offer several treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical, to help both men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. One of our specialists will gladly discuss your goals and any concerns with you to design a personalized treatment plan. Schedule a personal consultation today by calling (561) 393-6400.