More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men last year alone, representing a 29 percent increase since 2000, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
With more than 200,000 surgical procedures performed on men in 2018, rhinoplasty was the most popular with more than 52,000 procedures. Eyelid surgery ranked second, followed by liposuction (up 5 percent). Breast reduction ranked number four with more than 24,000 procedures, up 22 percent since 2000, and hair transplantation ranked fifth, up 17 percent since 2017, ASPS reports.
In addition, nearly half a million Botox procedures were performed on men last year, and more than 100,000 men had filler injections to reduce the signs of aging. Male use of fillers has increased 101 percent since the year 2000, according to the new data.
Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the "Mommy Makeover," more men are embracing their own set of treatments, the "Daddy-Do-Over," to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. The "Daddy-Do-Over" consists of surgical and non-surgical body contouring and facial procedures that are typically performed in a single surgery.
"Obviously, men don't go through the same physical changes that women experience during pregnancy and post-pregnancy, but their lifestyle does change, which can impact their appearance," says Alan Matarasso, MD, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in a news release. "Diet and exercise patterns fluctuate, and they don't sleep as much. Men notice their body changes due to aging and parenting, and it starts to look completely different in their 30s and 40s. That is the point of a Daddy-Do-Over."
Dr. Matarasso says he finds more men are seeking plastic surgery to help them professionally as well as they feel more confident about advancing in their careers and competing in the workplace after surgery.
"Men are embracing the idea of surgery more than before," he adds. "Regardless of the reason though, I always stress the importance of consulting with a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our unique training and qualifications allow us to perform cosmetic procedures of all types. We are committed to providing plastic surgery patients with the safest outcomes, and we want them to have peace of mind as we help them achieve their aesthetic goals."
PHOTO CAPTION: DR. ANNE TAYLOR ADMINISTERS FILLER TREATMENT TO MALE PATIENT.
PHOTO CREDIT: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS