The Stigma of Men Getting Plastic Surgery
Posted on: February 25th, 2016
By: North Shore Aesthetics
When you think beauty, skin care, and youth-preserving procedures, you typically think of women. While women are the dominant gender who seek plastic surgery, men are looking for ways to improve their appearance as well. Over the last decade, the stigma of men getting plastic surgery has begun to break down. More and more men are feeling comfortable coming into the plastic surgery office and discussing how they can improve their appearance.
Why Men Don’t Seek Plastic Surgery
One of the reasons many men avoid seeing a plastic surgeon is because of society’s expectation that men should be content with themselves, no matter what they look like. A man who isn’t happy with his appearance can be perceived as insecure and sometimes weak. However, that outdated perception is starting to fall by the wayside as many confident men are merely seeking to look naturally younger and subtlety shift their looks to be more in line with their desired appearance.
Most Popular Procedures Requested By Men
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are some procedures that men seek more than others. Some of these procedures include…
- Eyelid rejuvenation
- Neck lifts
- Chin augmentation
- Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
- BOTOX and Fillers
Why the Shift?
So why are men starting to seek plastic surgery now rather than before? The answer isn’t known for sure, but it is speculated that the baby boomer population is more image conscious than previous generations. Medical technology has improved over the last decade to make plastic surgery much more accessible and affordable to a larger population as well. We believe that the stigma of men getting plastic surgery is slowly diminishing, and soon it will be the standard course for members of either sex to consider improving their appearance.