Men + Botox?

A recent TIME magazine Healthland article caught our attention again this week. The article, published in March under the title, “Pretty Boys: Plastic Surgery Isn’t Just for Women Anymore”, offered research findings by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) on recent trends in plastic surgery procedures for males.

The author of the piece, Meredith Melnick, seemed to find the increase of Botox procedures the most interesting of these plastic surgery upticks- hence the photograph of a man with a needle stuck into his face being the accompanying photograph. However, we were more stunned by the overall breakdown of procedures American men are going under the knife for. According to ASPS:

“Among men, facelifts saw the biggest gains, with a 14% increase between 2009 and 2010, largely among men in their 50s and 60s. Other procedures that men received more frequently last year: ear surgery, which increased by 11% from 2009; soft tissue fillers like Juvederm and Botox, which increased by 10% and 9%, respectively; and liposuction (7% increase) and breast reduction (6% increase). Eyelid surgery and dermabrasion also enjoyed 4% increases each.”

Facelifts, dermabrasion, lipo, fillers, eyelid surgeries and breast reductions? Forget Botox, Melnick. We would have gone with the photo of man boobs. Obviously.

To read the full TIME article: click here

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