The desire to stay competitive and marketable in the workplace and in the dating environment is driving most men to seek facial plastic surgery, according to a survey of 618 men conducted recently by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

Among the respondents, 31% said they are “extremely likely” to consider a cosmetic procedure (surgical or nonsurgical), 44% said they would have a treatment done to feel better about themselves, 31% shared a willingness to make a “fix” to please a partner, 31% wanted to look less tired and stressed, and 25% would consider a procedure to remain competitive on the job, notes a media release from the AAFPRS.

What bothers men the most? Per the survey, 60% of men say it’s their hair (or lack thereof). Skin and eyes tied for second, with 44% of respondents, and 22% say their chin and neck are bothersome. Forehead wrinkles were an area of worry for only 19% of respondents.

“We see a lot of men coming in, wanting to look less tired,” shares Dr Fred G. Fedok, president of the AAFPRS and a facial plastic surgeon based in Alabama, in the release. “Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, in conjunction with a neuromodulator such as BOTOX for crows feet is a popular combination to reverse puffy, sagging and perpetually tired-looking eyes.”

Of the 31% of men surveyed who are extremely likely to consider having a treatment done to look better, 58% were between 25-34 years old, while 34% were 18-24 years old, the release adds.

“The face of plastic surgery, thanks to cultural shifts about plastic surgery and the many advances in minimally invasive technologies, continues to get younger,” Fedok continues.

“The demand for nonsurgical treatments is growing at a faster rate than that of surgery in this country, with many Millennials and now Generation Z’ers adopting BOTOX as routine wrinkle prevention and lasers and chemical peels as standard practice for turning back the clock on sun damage and obtaining clear, beautiful skin.”

Nearly half of the respondents (46%) were concerned about risks from the procedures. Fedok warns that this is why credentials are of the utmost importance when choosing a facial plastic surgeon.

“Always do your research and select a board-certified surgeon that specializes in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. Choosing a surgeon based on price rather than qualifications can have catastrophic results,” Fedok concludes.

[Source(s): AAFPRS, PR Newswire]