While women get the overwhelming majority of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, a dramatic surge has been seen in men, a 43% increase over the past five years, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.1
Why the jump? Today, cosmetic work is no longer associated solely with women, and men are less worried about being labeled “vain”. Many men want a more youthful appearance for a challenging job market or want what’s called a “daddy do-over” to address unwelcome changes in their appearance as they get older.
What exactly are they having done? The top procedures for men are the eyelid lift, breast reduction and facelifts, while women are most likely to get breast implants, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift and eyelid surgery. Increasingly, men are also choosing non-surgical procedures that have traditionally been popular with women, like facial fillers and microdermabrasion. The quick turnaround is appealing to both men and women.
Like many women, men also want to address problem fat bulges like love handles that persist despite regular work-outs. SculpSure is the world’s first and only FDA-cleared non-surgical body contouring laser to treat stubborn fat in just 25 minutes. It can help men and women achieve a slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime. SculpSure works by raising the temperature of body fat in problem areas. There is no bruising or damage to the surrounding skin with SculpSure, and results are typically seen in as early as six weeks, with optimal results seen 12 weeks post-treatment.
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, be sure to get all the information you need to make the decision that’s best for you.
1. 2015 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics [PDF]. (2016). American Society of Plastic Surgeons.