Plastic surgery is no longer a women’s world. While the majority of our patients at Fountain of Youth Plastic Surgery in Tampa Bay, FL and Palm Harbor, FL are females, an increasing number of males are getting both cosmetic medicine procedures and cosmetic surgery at out our office. This boom in men’s aesthetic surgery and cosmetic medicine procedures are in line with the national trend.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s annual report on industry trends of 2016, while only 8% of the cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. last year were on male clients, the number of men partaking in cosmetic procedures has grown by 325% since 1997 and 3% since 2015. Here are the top five most popular cosmetic procedures for men: liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, and facelifts.[1] As for minimally invasive cosmetic medicine procedures, the most popular procedures for men include: Botox, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and soft tissue fillers.[2]

So why the increased demand among men for cosmetic procedures? The answer is multi-faceted. Baby Boomers who have taken a vested interested in looking their best (exercising, eating right, using sunscreen, having bathroom counters that look like a

Sephora, and etc.) are often searching for ways to look as a good as they feel. While many believe that men “are lucky’ as they seem to get better looking as they age (case in point: George Clooney), this has an expiration point. Getting (and looking old) is a fact of life!

Many men get cosmetic surgery to stay competitive in the job market where looking fit, appearing younger than your years but still masculine and executorial can garner respect among colleagues and help with scaling the corporate ladder. In People Magazine, plastic surgeon Marc Mani made the following excellent point; “The days of staying with the same company for 40 years until you get your gold watch at retirement are over. Dr. Mani continues, “Seniority is not as important as energy and productivity, which are both associated with youth. In an economy driven by tech and social media, youthful looks are more important than ever before.”[3]

Additionally, men sometimes see how great their female partners look after cosmetic medicine and surgery procedures and are inspired to take action to improve their looks.

Additionally, the fitness and wellness industry has really taken off in the past decade—men want the pectoral implants, calf implants, sharper jawline, ripped abs, and minimal body fat of the fitness models gracing the covers of Men’s Health and GQ and appearing in television shows and movies.

Gynecomastia (the excess skin and fat on male breasts) causes men a huge amount of stress. While diet and exercise may reduce the size of the breasts, this often doesn’t not fix the problem since gynomastia is frequently the result of a hormonal imbalance. Male breast reduction surgery removes the swollen, extra breast fat giving men a more normal appearance and greatly increasing their self-confidence.

If you are a male, there is no reason to be embarrassed about seeking out plastic surgery. After all, there is nothing more powerful than a man (or woman) who feels great about the way they look and is ready to take on the world—best face (and body) forward.

Whether you are seeking a minimally invasive cosmetic medicine procedure such as acne treatments, Botox or fillers, or microdermabrasion or a cosmetic surgery procedure such as but not limited to: liposuction, rhinoplasty, face lift, a Daddy-do-over (the male version of a Mommy Makeover, or male breast reduction, look no further than the state-of-the-art Fountain of Youth Plastic Surgery in Tampa Bay, FL and Bay Harbor, Fl. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Harrell is highly experienced in not only performing plastic surgery on women but also men.

Call us toll-free at (800) 781-0818 today to schedule your consultation or contact us online here.