It’s been asked for years of women, and now it’s the guys’ turn.
What DO men want? At least from cosmetic plastic surgery?
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently queried 618 typical men to find out.
Findings? Overall, a true desire is remaining competitive and able in the workplace (along with the world of dating) and that sends most guys to cosmetic plastic surgeons.
Thirty-one percent of the respondents checked the “extremely likely” box when asked if they would have a surgical or non-surgical facialprocedure.
(Read about permanent, non-surgical nose jobs.)
Forty-four percent said they would have a cosmetic procedure to feel better about themselves.
Thirty-one percent said they would fix a facial flaw to please a partner.
Another 31 percent said they would have cosmetic plastic surgery to look less tired and stressed. Upper & lower eyelid surgery often takes care of a sleepy or haggard look.
(Learn more about eyelid surgery.)
But only 25 percent said they were at a stage in life to have rejuvenation surgery for staying competitive at work.
What cosmetic features most concern men?
- For 60 percent, it’s hair, or the lack thereof.
- Forty-four percent of the group reported skin and tired eyes were a bugbear.
- Twenty-two percent said sagging chin lines and necks were the most bothersome.
(Read more about neck sculpture)
- Nineteen percent said highly wrinkled foreheads was their biggest cosmetic concern.
(Note: Totals do not equal 100 percent because several respondents checked multiple answers.)
Is age a factor in having cosmetic plastic surgery?
Of the 31 percent of men who said they were extremely likely to have a cosmetic procedure, 58 percent were between 25 and 34.
Thirty-four percent were 18 to 24 years old.
That statistic tells you something about millennials having cosmetic plastic surgery at a much younger age.
(Millennials are everybody between 16 and 36 years of age.)
Says Fred G. Fedok M.D., AAFPRS president and an Alabama facial plastic surgeon: “Cultural shifts about cosmetic plastic surgery and many advances in minimally invasive surgery result in lower patient ages.”
Yet, not everybody was willing to drop everything and have surgery. Why? Forty-six percent reported being concerned about possible surgical risks.
“That’s why surgeon credentials are of extreme importance when choosing a facial plastic surgeon,” says Dr. Fedok. “Choosing lower prices over top qualifications can be catastrophic.”
(Read more about choosing qualified cosmetic plastic surgery.)