More Men Opting for the Nip and Tuck

More men are opting for cosmetic surgical procedures like facelifts and liposuction.

The number of men getting facelifts rose 14 percent in 2010 over 2009, while liposuction for men rose seven percent.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in a press release, says that men underwent more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures. While this includes minimally-invasive procedures, the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures for men are surgical.

“The growth in cosmetic surgical procedures for men may be a product of our aging baby boomers who are now ready to have plastic surgery,” said ASPS President Phillip Haeck, MD. “Minimally-invasive procedures such as Botox® and soft tissue fillers work to a point. However, as you age and gravity takes over, surgical procedures that lift the skin are necessary in order to show significant improvement.”

Men’s Top Ten: Fastest-Growing Male Cosmetic Procedures

1. Facelift: up 14 percent
2. Ear Surgery: up 11 percent
3. Soft Tissue Fillers: up 10 percent
4. Botulinum Toxin Type A: up 9 percent
5. Liposuction: up 7 percent
6. Male Breast Reduction: up 6 percent
7. Eyelid Surgery: up 4 percent
8. Dermabrasion: up 4 percent
9. Laser Hair Removal: up 4 percent
10.Laser Treatment of Leg Veins: 4 percent


“The typical male cosmetic surgery patient that I see is an average guy who wants to look as good as he feels. Most of my patients are ‘men’s men,’ the kind of guy you might not think would have plastic surgery,” said Stephen Baker, MD, a Washington DC-based surgeon.

Dr. Baker said that baby boomers reaching retirement age now are the head up the male plastic surgery trend. “They want to look good. So when they have the financial means to do it, they are ready to do it now,” said Dr. Baker.

The ASPS credits the improving economy for the overall increase in nips, tucks, and lifts.

Source: American Society of plastic Surgeons:


Photo Courtesy of ASPS

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Empress Ginger
Ginger Strivelli4 years ago

men do this for two reasons greed (to get ahead at work, not be seen as 'old' at work so they get promotions etc.) and LUST (to get women ...more women or women half their age.

Instead here's an harder at work, and work harder at romancing your woman, YOUR woman not your mistress, or some girl young enough to be your daughter. No nip or tuck required then

Chloe M.
Chloe M.4 years ago

I heard this on the news last night

clara H.
Clara Hamill4 years ago

Why not? If they want to who am I to judge who is anyone to judge have you talked to these people and asked them why?

Robert B.
Robert B.4 years ago

Eat healthy, get enough rest, walk a lot, keep moving, have fun with the money you would have wasted on cosmetic surgery. Every time I see an Actor who's had their eyes done they have that stupid "deer in headlight" look.

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers4 years ago

Vanity of vanities!

Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Empress Ginger
Ginger Strivelli4 years ago

The baby boomers male and female need to grow old gracefully, stop fighting Mother Nature.

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog4 years ago

I think a man who is aging naturally is SO much sexier than a man who has gotten plastic surgery - what's next, makeup for men? I understand men can be just as vain as women (sometimes more), but I think plastic surgery should only be used in extreme cases...

Vera Y.
Vera Yuno4 years ago

Men are becoming women, lately

Past Member 4 years ago

It's about time. Why should women be the only ones to suffer trying to look like a model. Join the club guys.