Cosmetic surgery in general continues to increase each year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2014, 15.6 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in the United States, which is a 3% increase from the year before.
One of the biggest trends recent statistics show is the increase in men turning to plastic surgery to help them look at feel and feel their best. The number of Botox procedures for men increased 310% from 2000-2013. Other popular male plastic surgery procedures include fillers, laser hair removal, pectoral implants, male breast reductions, hair restoration, and rhinoplasty surgery.
“This is an exciting trend to me as facial aging in men often results in a tired, aged, or angry appearance in men just as it does in women. And with the advances of our understanding of health and medicine, our population is staying healthy longer, living longer, and staying in the workforce longer. With these trends it is perhaps even more important that we pay attention to the initial impression that our appearance reflects.” said Dr. Scott Thompson, a leading facial plastic surgeon in Utah.
While in general, most men – and women – look to surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to just look their best, some men look to cosmetic surgery to stay competitive in the job market. By looking as young and confident as they often feel on the inside, they believe they’ll be more likely to climb the corporate ladder. Another reason men report turning to cosmetic surgery is to help them get back into the dating world following divorce or a breakup.
For Dave, who recently had a liquid facelift from Dr. Scott Thompson on an episode of The Younger You with Troy Thompson, his non-surgical cosmetic procedure had a real impact as he was pleasantly surprised with his appearance following treatment.
“I just think anything you can do for yourself will help you feel better. And if you feel better, you’re going to have more confidence. I just want to be my best self. That’s really what it boils down to at the end of the day.”
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