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More Men Opting for Nipntucks

April 17th, 2012

Last weekend the Los Angeles Times had a 2-page cover story about cosmetic surgery in their Image section.  Topics ranged from couples getting surgery to examples of Hollywood’s roster of bad results.   Topping Hollywood’s   most well-known controversial nipntucks are Heidi Montag, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Jenner.

I happen to agree with the LA Times, these celebrities have had results that are outside the norm of typical results.  Since I have spent more time in Los Angeles in the past 10 years, I find that severe aesthetics seem to be acceptable and perhaps even expected.   However, it is most likely contrary to the expectations of most patients outside of the “Hollywood bubble.”

Reporter Susan Carpenter points out that more men are having cosmetic surgery.   I do agree with her, according to  The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was almost a 10% jump in men having elective cosmetic procedures.   I have seen a gradual increase in men embracing the notion of undergoing nipntucks themselves.   Stats include 23,000 men having eyelid surgeries to shave a few years off of a tired appearance and almost double that number, 41,000 were liposuctioned to create a more fit appearance last year.  Once almost exclusively reserved for women, men are no longer shy about considering cosmetic surgery for themselves, buying into the adage “Look good, feel good.”

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Gen X Embraces Cosmetic Surgery

February 14th, 2012

2011 saw an increase in cosmetic surgery in spite of a sagging economy.   It’s the Gen X’ers leading the pack in finding solutions for sagging problems of a different sort!  According to a study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), adults between the ages of 31 and 45 accounted for almost half of all cosmetic procedures in 2011.  This is really nothing new, because while on the surface it looks surprising, this age group regularly accounts for the majority of cosmetic surgery.  This is true in my own practice.  Baby boomers (now ages 51-64) have already chosen to have surgery in their late 30’s and mid 40’s, as Gen X is doing currently.   Baby boomers accounted for just 28% of the procedures last year, perhaps simply relying on less extensive procedures to serve as tune-ups for previous surgery.

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