According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures in men have increased by 22 percent over the last 13 years. While experts are unsure of the exact reasons for this significant increase in popularity, many believe that more men are simply becoming more comfortable with the idea of maintaining their appearance through both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures – and that many males now to look younger longer, especially as millions push back retirement and live longer, more active, and healthier lives.
Although men still only make up about thirteen percent of all cosmetic surgery patients, their numbers are growing. Over 200,000 men sought invasive surgical procedures in 2013, while 1.2 million sought minimally-invasive procedures.
Cosmetic Surgery for Men: Recent Facts & Statistics
It’s no surprise that the most popular cosmetic surgeries for men differ from the most popular cosmetic surgeries for women. The top five most popular invasive cosmetic procedures for men in 2013 were, in order:
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Breast reduction surgery (for men)
The top five most popular minimally-invasive procedures for men in 2013 were, in order:
- Botox (Injectable skin treatment)
- Laser hair removal
- Varicose vein surgery (sclerotherapy)
- Soft tissue fillers
- Chemical peels
Several surgical procedures have gained a significant amount of popularity among men in the last ten years, including buttocks lifts, lip augmentation, and lower body lifts. Among non-surgical cosmetic offerings, laser skin resurfacing and Botox treatments grew by leaps and bounds among males.
Cosmetic Surgery Consultations for Men
At the Surgical Arts Centre, we have performed a wide variety of cosmetic procedures on both men and women – and we believe that men should feel just as comfortable and confident as women when it comes to making improvements to their appearances and lives. If you have a question about a procedure, or if you wish to schedule a consultation, please call our office today: (406) 549-6600 or fill out our contact form.