Step aside ladies. Cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery isn’t just for women anymore. Men are not only thinking about procedures, but they are scheduling them, too.

Cosmetic surgery is a personal decision, and something that one should be mindful about. It should not be done in haste. The journey should include consultations with various board certified plastic surgeons to ensure that a candidate is aware of the procedure they are interested in along with the recovery timeframe.

Recent numbers from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) shows that approximately 8 percent of cosmetic procedures were performed on men. While that number may not seem large at first glance, it is when this percentage of male patients has increased over 88 percent in the last 10 to 15 years.

Upon closer inspection, more than 1 million men are taking part in surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures.

The most popular procedures for men are the following:

*Male breast reduction or liposuction for this area

*Body sculpting the waistline

*Rhinoplasty surgery

*Ear tucking surgery

*Eyelid surgery

Interestingly, when men reached a certain age they opted for one of these procedures mentioned.

Typically, men who were in their forties and fifties sought eyelid surgery to rejuvenate their eye contour area. Plastic surgeons removed excess and fatty tissue on the upper eyelids and reversed any bags underneath the eyes.

And rather than scheduling a consultation for a facelift, a consultation with a board certified surgeon often reveals that a minimally invasive lower facelift can improve the signs of jowls and lift the neck.

A quick procedure with relatively short downtime, this surgery defies age.

Younger men chose the male breast reduction, rhinoplasty, ear tucking and body sculpting procedures. They are realizing that not only women are afforded these aesthetic opportunities to look and feel their best. Features they have wanted to change over the years can now be done.

During a consultation, it’s important to remember that top candidates are the following:

  • Those who live a healthy lifestyle
  • Those who do not smoke
  • Those who have realistic aesthetic expectations and goals

Another area not to be overlooked is how men are also scheduling non-operative facial rejuvenation sessions such as Botox and Juvederm. These quick procedures are lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Men who live healthy lifestyles and remain in great shape want to look as young as they feel, and they have every right to do so.

They also want to look younger in corporate America and make a great first impression in a social environment, such as dating.

On the flipside, some husbands are choosing to have a procedure around the same time as their wives. Others are seeing the rejuvenation improvements after their significant other had a surgery which spurs their interest to learn more.

One thing is for certain, men are not inclined to talk about cosmetic surgery like women do; however, it is becoming a topic which is promoting more dialogue than ever before. It’s just a matter of time before this changes, too.

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