A recent survey released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reports that 21 percent of all new cosmetic surgery procedures are being done on men, rather than the typically female dominated percentages have shown in the past.
The most frequent elective surgical procedures undergone by men are rhinoplasty (a 58 percent increase since 1997), blepharoplasty, hair transplants, facelifts and laser resurfacing. Surprisingly, more men than women were reported to see their physicians for skin cancer reconstruction.
The AAFPRS surveyed its members to find out what patients are truly seeking and thinking when it comes to plastic surgery. “Plastic surgery isn’t for just the ‘Hollywood types’ anymore,” says Kridel. “In fact, these results show that ordinary men and women alike are accepting plastic surgery such as surgical hair restoration as way to improve their appearance, and in turn, enhance their self-esteem.”