Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Houtan Chaboki, MD

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Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon

Think women are the only ones obsessed with preserving their youthful looks? Think again. These days, men are just as likely as women to opt for a cosmetic surgery procedure. With people living longer, healthier lives, it’s no surprise that both genders want to look as young as they feel. Most men want cosmetic procedures for two primary reasons: to look younger for a competitive edge in the workplace and, if divorced or single, to project an image of vigor and attractiveness. But men who end up in consultation with me often say they don't think they look as good as they feel. Others are inspired by their wives who themselves have had successful procedures.

The biggest concern most men have regarding aesthetic procedures is downtime. They want to be able to return to the office as soon as possible. As a result, the non-surgical procedures, such as Botox, injectable fillers, and chemical peels, have seen the biggest increase over the past few years. The most common cosmetic surgery procedures for men are rhinoplasty, hair transplantation, blepharoplasty, and liposuction. Rhinoplasty continues to be the most common surgical procedure. Botox was the most common non-surgical procedure, and with a 233% increase since 2000. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)