Statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that more men are going under the knife. Overall, cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up 2% in 2010 compared to 2009. However, many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14% in 2010 while male liposuction increased 7%.
2010 ASPS statistics show that men underwent more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures, both minimally invasive and surgical. The majority of the men’s top 10 fastest-growing cosmetic procedures are surgical, which bucks the previous trend of growth in minimally invasive treatments.
"The growth in cosmetic surgical procedures for men may be a product of our aging Baby Boomers, who are now ready to have plastic surgery," said ASPS President Phillip Haeck, MD. "Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and soft tissue fillers work to a point. However, as you age and gravity takes over, surgical procedures that lift the skin are necessary in order to show significant improvement."