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More Men Opting for the Nip and Tuck

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:


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8:54AM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

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

1:10PM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

I heard this on the news last night

1:19PM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

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?

11:52AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

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.

9:43AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Vanity of vanities!

7:08AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Thanks for the info.

5:46AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

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

1:00AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

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...

12:15AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Men are becoming women, lately

11:33PM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

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

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