Men, is Cosmetic Surgery right for you?

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According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, since 1997, the amount of cosmetic surgery for men increased by 106%. This isn’t much of a surprise to us, as 20% of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bengtson’s patients are men.
With the rise in amount of men starting to invest in cosmetic procedures, the stereotype of plastic surgery being something for women is breaking.

A leading cause in this growing trend is the competitive workplace. Men who are business professionals have a desire to ‘keep up’ with the younger people in the office across corporate America. Appearance matters and this is something more men are embracing as they age to look as good as they feel.

The evolving healthy mindset is another driver in this uptick. Both men and women are getting more interested in not only being healthy but looking healthy. Certain cosmetic procedures can definitely help with that.

We recognize that wives and girlfriends are often helping to steer men into having the procedures, but they aren’t pulling off some trick into making them think it’s a good idea. This isn’t like a scene from the movie, “Inception.” Most men quickly find the positives of a cosmetic procedure after some research and the heavy majority end up liking it after having it performed.

When considering a procedure, we, at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, can be your source and outlet for research.

Non-surgical procedures are even more common than surgery. These procedures for men include: BOTOX, Fillers, Microdermabrasion, Coolsculpting, and Ulthera. The common surgical procedures are: Liposuction, eyelid surgery, facelift, and male breast reduction.
We’ve found that for most men, the focus is often getting maximum results with minimal downtime, which is why nonsurgical procedures are increasingly popular.

CoolSculpting is one of those procedures really making headway among men. This is a procedure that uses cool energy to remove fat from various areas without surgery. It’s the first FDA-approved device to destroy fat cells – permanently – sans surgery.It’ll precisely target the stubborn fat you want to lose, making it a revolutionary body contouring treatment. With Coolsculpting, you can get rid of that spare tire you are having trouble getting rid of with diet and exercise alone, all within the matter of a lunch hour.
Another popular non-surgical procedure is Ultherapy, which is a non-invasive facelift procedure. As the first and only FDA-approved non-invasive device for structural tissue lifting, it gives patients an alternative for reaching that lifted, youthful, and refreshed appearance.

The question, “Men, is cosmetic surgery right for you?” is a resounding yes when speaking in generalities. It’s clear that the preconceived notion that only women are investing in cosmetic procedures is a falsity. Men are getting procedures; they just don’t talk about it as often as women.

On an individual level, we’re all different, so there can be different answers to whether it’s right for you depending on the person. Everything from whether it should be surgical or non-surgical, to which procedure is best to restore your youthful and healthy look, is something to ask – and we can answer!

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