During an era where 40 is the new 20 and when 50-year-old stars such as Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore, look better today than they did in their twenties, it gets the wheels turning in one's mind, did they get any work done? Ten or fifteen years ago it might have been easier to notice if someone in their sixties had a facelift, but in the last decade the newer, more advanced non-invasive and invasive methods have become so fine-tuned that women, and now an increasing number of men are aging more gracefully. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2011 were:
- Breast Augmentation – 307,000, up 4% from 2010
- Nose Reshaping – 244,000, down 3% from 2010
- Liposuction – 205,000, up 1% from 2010
- Eyelid Surgery – 196,000, down -6% from 2010
- Facelift – 119,000, up 5% from 2010
In the last five years, the landscape of plastic surgery has changed dramatically. No longer just a woman's go-to industry, more and more men are going under the knife or behind the needle to improve their own aesthetic appearance. While Vogue and Cosmopolitan magazines used to grace plastic surgeon's offices, today they are coming equipped with Sports Illustrated, golf and car magazines.
Male patients undergo many of the same procedures as women; however, they approach these procedures differently. While a woman will gladly tell a stranger where she had her breast augmentation done and by whom, men tend to be more private and hesitant to have anyone know.
While men's bodies are different than women, for they have heavier facial muscles and store fat differently, the motivation is the same – to look younger and to feel better about their appearance. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® reports that in 2011, the top 5 male cosmetic surgical procedures were:
- Nose Reshaping – 62,000, down -2% from 2010
- Eyelid Surgery – 29,000, down -9% from 2010
- Liposuction – 23,000, down -3% from 2010
- Breast Reduction – 20,000, up 8% from 2010
- Facelift – 11,000, up 3% from 2010
In recent years both non-invasive procedures and cosmetic surgical procedures have become common practice amongst male actors, male models, and everyday men who don't have to walk down the red carpet. For many men, their looks are important to them and plastic surgery is just as much a component to their total body image as is diet, exercise and taking their morning vitamins. Men today are searching for procedures that can match their age to their partner, reduce their wrinkles and provide a subtle, yet realistic result that is undetectable to the naked eye.
To explore your options, contact Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward P. Miranda at Pacific Surgery Group. Dr. Miranda is more than your average plastic surgeon; he has been featured in major magazines such as Stylist, American Spa, In Touch Weekly, Star, and Med Esthetics, and he has also been named the Top Surgeon by Consumers Research Council of America.