Historically, the terms “plastic surgery” and “body image” have long been associated with women more so than men. But, one UK study is now confirming that males may be equally as affected by appearance as their female counterparts. British newspaper, The Guardian, reports on this, explaining that, “More than four in five men (80.7%) talk in ways that promote anxiety about their body image by referring to perceived flaws and imperfections.”
Looking at the ways people use negative “body talk,” researchers polled 394 men on their beliefs and attitudes toward their bodies. The Guardian also quotes the woman behind the study, Dr. Phillippa Diedrichs, who explains that, “These findings tell us that men are concerned about body image, just like women.” So, want to find out what men are doing about it? Read on.
Male Cosmetic Procedures
This new study brings to mind interesting recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). According to the ASPS, there were over 200,000 cosmetic surgical procedures performed on men in 2011, alone. That figure represents a full 13% of all procedures performed, up a full 1% percent from the 2010 number. Want to know what cosmetic surgeries men are opting for?
Here are the Top 3 Male Cosmetic Surgical Procedures, based on recent data from the ASPS:
- Nose reshaping: Nose surgery, also known as “Rhinoplasty,” is one of the most effective and time-tested plastic surgery procedures around. This procedure aims to correct or enhance a nose that appears too large on the face, has a bump on the nasal bridge, seems too wide or appears crooked.
- Eyelid surgery: An eyelid lift, also known as “Blepharoplasty” is a simple procedure with big results. The surgery combats the appearance of sagging, drooping eyelids by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the eyelids.
- Liposuction: For patients with stubborn or exercise-resistant fat, liposuction is often the best option. During the procedure, we permanently remove fat cells from the thighs, midsection and other sites, using a special suction tool.
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