Men Look­ing for Youth

Plas­tic Surgery on the Rise

Wellness Update - - Health Watch MD - with Dr. Randy Martin

Dr. Randy Martin: Ac­cord­ing to 2010 statis­tics from the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Plas­tic Sur­geons, men are in­creas­ingly hav­ing plas­tic surgery pro­ce­dures done. Let’s find out what they’re get­ting and why.

In its 2010 statis­tics re­lease, the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Plas­tic Sur­geons (ASPS) re­vealed a 14 per­cent in­crease in the num­ber of facelifts among men and an 11 per­cent in­crease in num­ber of plas­tic sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures on men’s ears. In fact, pro­ce­dures in males, in­clud­ing both min­i­mally in­va­sive (such as Bo­tox in­jec­tions) and sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures, ac­counted for al­most 10 per­cent of all pro­ce­dures for the year. “The num­bers for the men are def­i­nitely in­creas­ing,” says Joseph Woods, M.D., chief of plas­tic surgery for Pied­mont Hos­pi­tal. “Ten years ago, my prac­tice in cos­metic surgery was 99 per­cent women. And to­day, I would say it is 90 per­cent women. Men are now real­iz­ing plas­tic surgery is not just for their wives.” So why are men hav­ing plas­tic surgery? Of­ten it’s for mar­ketabil­ity in the work­place. Ac­cord­ing to the ASPS statis­tics, men and women be­tween the ages of 40 and 54 are get­ting the ma­jor­ity of cos­metic pro­ce­dures. Th­ese older men are typ­i­cally look­ing for ways to bridge the gap be­tween them­selves and younger men who are job hunt­ing. Dr. Woods re­ports see­ing many men re­quest­ing facial types of pro­ce­dures and those for the torso, ei­ther breast re­duc­tions or tight­en­ing of ar­eas men aren’t able to tone to their sat­is­fac­tion. If you’re de­bat­ing a tight­en­ing op­tion but aren’t quite ready for a facelift, Dr. Woods says Bo­tox or fillers can help for a good five or six years. “For in­va­sion-free help for your skin—whether you’re male or fe­male, adopt healthy eat­ing habits and an ex­er­cise reg­i­men, stay out of the sun, and do not smoke — one of the top ways to age your face,” Dr. Woods sug­gests. “Also, hy­drate your skin with a mois­tur­izer, use sun­screen, and ap­ply a top­i­cal, mild acid like alpha hy­droxy acid (gly­colic acid), which is found in many sk­in­care prod­ucts.”

Pro­vided courtesy of Pied­mont Health­care

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