American men are joining women in grooming, to the point of over $3.5 billion. Today, they are much more open to procedures that were normally reserved for women, like coloring their hair, undergoing plastic surgery, and more. As more people are embracing anti-aging in order to improve their appearances, look younger and feel better, many are even caving to cosmetic surgery procedures for men. The five top cosmetic procedures for men include the following:
- Rhinoplasty (nose job)
- Breast reduction
- Hair transplantation
- Eyelid Surgery
In all of this, men are rethinking their attitudes and beliefs with regards to exercise, diet, skin care products, and yes, corrective surgery to improve appearance. Men are growing increasingly interested in staying youthful and looking their best, no matter what their age.
According to2005 statistics, men account for:
- 14% of all Botox injections
- 15% of all liposuction procedures
- 15% of all eyelid surgeries
- 20% of hair removal procedures (using laser)
- 24% of nose reshaping procedures
Botox injections are the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments to date. However, men are also opting for other cosmetic surgeries, like creating six pack abs, buttocks and pecs enhancements. With such procedures, men get the results they seek, without any effort. Of course, there is a high cost involved with invasive procedures, as well as risks, too.
Costs of male cosmetic procedures
Costs for cosmetic procedures differ greatly from one to the next, and they also differ depending on the geographical location, as well as the fees charged by the particular surgeon.
- Rhinoplasty (nose job)…… $3,000
- Liposuction …………………$2,000+
- Eyelid Surgery………………$2,000+
Complications with Cosmetic Surgery
Any surgery, whether elective or not, does bring on risk of death. Mostly, this is a result of being under anesthesia for long periods of time, but it can also be due to this altogether. For instance, 5% of those under general anesthesia can suffer complications, with death as a result, regardless of the type of surgery. Even famous people have perished with elective surgery, including Adrienne Brown, wife of renowned James Brown, Olivia Goldsmith, writer, and others.
Other complications can be disfigurement. So, it is important to choose a plastic surgeon who is qualified and specialized in the field, working out of a reputable hospital or clinic