Saturday, April 9, 2011

More men choosing plastic surgery - Dr. Brueck comments.

Once again, Fort Myers Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Brueck, reports on the state plastic surgery. You can read more from Dr. Brueck at his web site.,


Men are mounting a great race. For so long, cosmetic surgery was primarily something women would inquire about and ultimately do, but men are staging a valiant challenge.

Recently released figures by the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPA) shows that more and more men are choosing the knife. Overall, cosmetic plastic procedures were up 2% in 2010 over 2009 BUT certain procedures really jumped. Facelifts were up 14% in 2010 over 2009 and Liposuction was up 7%. There was a 6% increase in gynecomastia resection (male breast tissue). I can’t help but wonder if their search for the fountain of youth is to help put their best foot forward in the job market.

I had liposuction to my “love” handles 25 years ago because they never went away. So frustration probably is also a big part. Obviously demand for cosmetic procedures is also distracted by the economy. In 2010 the top 5 male cosmetic procedures in terms of shear numbers were:

1. Rhinoplasty -64,000

2. Eyelid Surgery-31,000

3. Liposuction- 24,000

4. Breast reduction (gynecomastia)-18,000

5. Hair transplantation-13,000

When there is something about the way you look that you are not happy with, it can affect your self-confidence and well-being. There is nothing wrong with fixing it.

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