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Cosmetic surgery isn’t just for women. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 29% increase in male cosmetic procedures between 2000 and 2018. What’s the reason for the sudden shift? Men are looking to ditch that dad bod!
Look Your Best
With the rise of social media culture, men are more concerned with their outward appearance. Similar to how folks with dental issues hide their smiles, men who are uncomfortable with their appearance will try to hide it with baggy clothing or by simply withdrawing from social functions they might otherwise attend.
The “ideal” male body consists of broad shoulders, a slim waist, and a toned, muscular physique. While previously this could only be obtained through strenuous exercise, a clean diet, and good genetics, today’s cosmetic procedures open myriad doors for men to look best without toiling in the gym.
What Do Men Want?
Cosmetic procedures on men represented roughly 7% of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2018. The most commonly requested procedures?
- Male breast reduction
What does this tell us? Men are primarily focused on the abdomen; they want to ditch that dad bod! While liposuction is the top-requested procedure, the areas of focus typically include the neck, chest, abdomen, and flanks.
Botox use among men is also on the rise. Interestingly, male facial muscles are larger than their female counterparts, which can lead to more pronounced expression lines. Men’s skin might age better than women’s, but men don’t invest in skincare the way women do. That leads to an increased demand for “brotox” later in life.
Why More Men are Going Under the Knife
Men don’t like downtime. With the advances in cosmetic surgery, more men are opting for minimally invasive procedures and injectables, like botox, on the rise.
Like women, men want to look natural. That means they want to avoid the telltale signs of plastic surgery scars, incision marks, and unnatural-looking skin. Today’s cosmetic procedures are easier, require significantly less downtime, and offer more in terms of natural-looking results.
The DeLuca Difference
Not only do men and women have different cosmetic concerns, but they also require different kinds of care. At DeLuca Plastic Surgery, we take the time to answer your questions, allay your concerns, and listen to you to determine exactly what you want out of each procedure.
We offer a wide selection of invasive and non-invasive procedures, completely customizable to fit your specific aesthetic and we’ll stand by you every step of the way to ensure optimal satisfaction-and results.
Times have changed. It’s time to ditch that dad bod and achieve the appearance you’ve always dreamed of. Get in touch with our office today to learn more, schedule a consultation, and change your life forever!