Males tend to be largely underrepresented on the receiving end of plastic surgery. We have seen a large disparity when it comes to surgeons, as men make up a large portion of the ones performing these treatments. According to Racked, men make up 85% of board certified plastic surgeons while 92% of cosmetic surgeries are performed on women. On the opposite end of the spectrum, women only make up 15% of the doctors available to patients. How interesting it is to see that there are so many male surgeons yet we are still in the dark in terms of the reality of cosmetic surgery for men.
In 2010, there was a slow-but-steady increase in cosmetic procedures for men. The American Society of Plastic Surgery reported that male facelifts rose by 14% while male liposuction increased 7%. Furthermore, in conjunction with the ASPS, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that cosmetic enhancement for men had drastically increased 28% in the year 2000. Later, in 2016, men made up 8% of all cosmetic procedures.
While we live in an ever-changing world of shifting societal norms and focus, male plastic surgery is still considered a relatively new subject and is rapidly growing in popularity. The stigma associated with plastic surgery tends to come with the way we talk about plastic surgery itself and who the market targets. For years, we’ve been exposed to the idea that women are the primary clients of cosmetic treatments and while this may true, the existing and growing percentage of cosmetic surgery for men is widely underrepresented in the market. These factors alone have contributed to men overlooking the possible benefits associated with cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery, in which they don’t even give it a second thought.
In more recent years, we’ve heard about the rise of “Brotox”, which name was coined in an effort to draw a relation between men and the growth of male Botox recipients. As men become more educated on the wide variety of treatments and techniques along with the added bonus of little to know downtime, there’s barely any hesitation to jump on the bandwagon.
And while men tend to have a lower pain tolerance than women, they’re learning the real meaning behind the whole “pain is beauty” thing; or in their case, how a little discomfort can go a long way.
However, there is a long road ahead as there’s still a large portion of the male population that feel as if plastic surgery isn’t a man’s game. In an interview with BBC, George Clooney spoke candidly about the growing trend in male plastic surgery. He stated, “I’ve seen it happen—particularly on men—I don’t think it really works; I think it actually makes you look older. I’m a big believer in the idea that you can’t try to look younger. You just have to look the best you can at the age you are.” Of course, not all men are blessed with his genetics. The evolution of Mr. Clooney has resulted in him being a world-class silver fox with no need for cosmetic assistance so for him to speak on something he hasn’t experienced is a bit tongue in cheek.
There is a large variety of procedures and techniques offered that men can benefit from, both health and aesthetic wise. Treatments such as skin care, fillers, Botox, body contouring and more can help them achieve their overall aesthetic goals. Whatever the issue may be, there is something out there for everyone.
If you’re someone who is looking to achieve a more youthful appearance, boost self-confidence and upgrade your professional image, visit BeautyFixMedSpa.com or call 212-366-4787 to schedule your free consultation in our New York location today!