The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is the world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons. Recently, they conducted a study looking into the the increase in facial plastic surgery for men across the US.
According to a large amount of men participating in the study, facial plastic surgery procedures such as Botox, laser treatments, and even facelifts are a way for men to stay relevant and youthful in the dating world and the workplace.
Of the 618 men studied, 31 percent said they are “extremely likely” to undergo or consider a surgical or non-surgical facial plastic surgery procedure. To help them look their best for personal reasons, 44 percent of men said that is why they’d undergo a facial cosmetic procedure. Thirty one percent would be willing to do it for a partner or spouse while another 31 percent would do it to help them look and feel less stressed and tired. Twenty five percent would have procedures done to help them further their careers.
Top Procedures Among Men
This is no surprise to us at Utah Facial Plastics as the biggest concern we see male patients for his hair loss with many undergoing hair transplant surgery. Sixty percent of men in the survey said thinning hair and balding bothers them most while skin and eyes came in second. Twenty two percent of men worried about their neck and chin area while just 19 percent were concerned with forehead lines.
Just as we see with women, male patients are getting younger and younger with Millennials and Gen Z – those born between 1996 and 2010) proving to be more open about cosmetic procedures than generations of the past. Fifty eight percent of the men surveyed that said they would do it to look their best wer between 25 and 34 years old with another 34 percent being between 18 and 24.
“The face of plastic surgery, thanks to cultural shifts about plastic surgery and the many advances in minimally invasive technologies, continues to get younger,” said Dr. Fred G. Fedok, president of the AAFPRS. “The demand for non-surgical treatments is growing at a faster rate than that of surgery in this country, with many millennials and now Gen Z’ers adopting Botox as a routine wrinkle prevention and lasers and chemical peels as standard practice for turning back the clock on sun damage and obtaining clear, beautiful skin.”
It’s always important to research the experience and credentials of the facial plastic surgeon you see for these procedures. Forty six percent of men surveyed listed risks as a concern. “Always do your research and select a board-certified surgeon that specializes in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. Choosing a surgeon based on price rather than qualifications can have catastrophic results,” warns Dr. Fedok.
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