Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Cosmetic surgery has traditionally been thought of as the surgery-for-mendomain for the rich and famous women of the world.Not so any longer. No more is there the mystique and secrecy of cosmetic surgery. It is as common as a change in hair style for some people. Men are not to be excluded either. American men are refusing to age gracefully and are spending about $9.5 billion each year on liposuction, face-lifts, hairpieces and in some cases even make-up.

The actual number of men having cosmetic surgery has sky-rocketed. In all, men account for almost one in four cosmetic surgeries in some areas.

Almost any procedure which women have traditionally had is now a part of the male rejuvenation process as well. Since 1992, the number of men undergoing liposuction each year has nearly quadrupled. Facelifts, eyelid lifts and laser skin resurfacing are all on rise with men.

Who are these men who are willing to invest in their looks like never before? Although some are retired and wealthy, most are not. Most of these men are in their late thirties and forties. They are businessmen, they are career oriented and they feel the pressure of competition in their jobs and lives from other men.

Professionals are turning to cosmetic surgery to look healthier, younger and more refreshed. As these men deal with their colleagues, clients and superiors on a daily basis, they feel the need to show their best form. With business competition greater now than ever before these men want to look as good as they feel.

Then there’s divorce. Men who get divorced in their late forties suddenly develop a life-style change. They quit smoking, lose weight, drink less and begin to eat right. The market for dating in this group is tight. With so many women working these days, it is no longer enough to be able to buy a woman a meal – she can buy her own. Now looks for men plays a bigger role than ever.

Already enrollment in health clubs and purchases of exercise equipment has grown to a $4.27 billion business. But all that exercise can’t improve all aspects of one’s appearance. That is where cosmetic surgery comes in to liposuction away those areas that the “ab” machine can’t get, or to lift tired looking, sagging eyelids. Skin care products and laser resurfacing helps to improve the appearance of the skin and correct some of the damage and aging caused by years of sun exposure.

With an outpatient cosmetic surgical procedure many men can improve their looks for years to come. It represents an investment in their professional and personal lives.

Have questions? Send your questions on cosmetic and plastic surgery to us at our Patterson Street address, or give us a call at 615-327-0201.

Cosmetic Surgery for Men
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Cosmetic Surgery for Men
Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein shares his insights about why more men are choosing plastic surgery and which procedures men prefer.
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Dr. Alexander Nein
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