Plastic Surgery Growing in Popularity Among Men
Over the last decade, there has been a drastic shift of growing enthusiasm when it comes to plastic surgery obtained by men, both in the U.S. and around the world. More and more men wish to improve the aesthetics of their body and maintain a ruggedly youthful appearance. Men are working longer and people quite naturally want to look as young as they feel. A great deal of Dr. Kotis’s patients are in fact men, who are saying after their treatments, “I did it for myself. I just didn’t like the way I looked.”
It’s a familiar theme among male patients of Dr. Kotis. Most men are modest by nature, and addressing these types of issues can make them feel like there’s an element of vanity involved. But a certain amount of vanity is good, because as men in today’s day and age, more than ever we need to take care of ourselves.
Gynecomastia and other surgeries may also be growing in popularity among men, thanks to the ever-present “selfie.” Selfies may have something to do with male plastic surgery growth accelerating because now one’s social media feed is awash in pictures that make male patients say to themselves, ‘I look older than I feel.’
While women still comprise about 90 percent of all cosmetic surgery patients, the number of men undergoing treatments is increasing at a faster rate as times have changed, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
As men, we are aging but we are staying in shape and exercising and working out more. Which means that from the neck down, we could be in our 30s or 40s and it is only natural to want your face to match. Whatever the reason, the number of middle-aged and older men signing up for plastic surgery permanently. With Dr. Kotis, even at age 55, he has helped some male patients who report back that they feel like they are in their 20s again now when they pass by a mirror.