more men than ever are coming for cosmetic surgery. The reasons for this are complex.
It probably reflects an increased awareness of cosmetic surgery and a growth in
decision making by men in health care issues. In the past it was known that almost
all decisions about health care were made by women. An old joke was that if a
man needed a urologist he asked his wife who to go to and she would ask her gynecologist!
Times have changed. Men now take increasing responsibility for their own
choices in health care and one aspect of this is the growth in cosmetic surgery.
is the intense competition in the business world. There is often a perception,
correct or not, that an older person is less up to date and efficient. In an effort
to remain young looking , many men have turned to cosmetic surgery. Eating disorders,
which may be a result of these stresses, are becoming more common in men.
surgery in men uses many of the same procedures as in women. However, because
of the composition of a man's body there are many technical differences. For example,
the skin in men is thicker and in the facial area contains hair. This means the
blood supply is greater. The result is a greater risk of bleeding but good healing.
There are some
problems and operations which are special for men. These include gynecomastia
(large breasts), penile surgery and hair transplantation. Still, in most cases
the surgery is a modifcation of the standard cosmetic operations.
no.1 operation done by Men: Rhinoplasty
Ratio of Men undergoing Rhinoplasty
compared to Women: 30%
Other common operations or procedures demanded
by Men: Blepharoplasty and BOTOX.