Plastic surgery popular among face-conscious British blokes
ONCE portrayed as the preserve of women, cosmetic surgery is now an acceptable option for a growing number of British men, with thousands opting to go under the knife in their quest for better looks.
And it’s not just help with things like “moobs” they’re after. With male surgical enhancement no longer carrying the social stigma it once did, they’re now looking more widely at the options — particularly those relating to the face, with procedures like nose jobs, ear correction and eyelid reduction all proving popular.
Consultant plastic surgeon Rajiv Grover, a former president of and spokesperson for the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), says there’s been an increase in the number of men having cosmetic procedures over the last decade, with 2,417 men going under the knife last year. The proportion of
men v women remains the same however, with men making up roughly 10%, and women accounting for 90% of all procedures carried out. “What was popular for years was male breast reduction or ‘moob’ surgery, along with lots of things that were popular with...