Good things come to those who work hard: A promotion at the office. A solid, long-lasting relationship with the partner of your dreams. Faster mile times. But in the case of an Hemsworth-esque physique? Forget about hard work! That’s for peasants. Instead, all you need is to stockpile some cash and shove your crippling fear of needles to the side. Friends, let us introduce you to an emerging area in plastic surgery: procedures that enhance the look of major muscle groups.
Plastic surgery procedures for men increased 43 percent over a five-year period between 2013 and 2017, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. But these procedures aren’t your traditional tummy tuck or eyelid lift. Douglas M. Senderoff, a New York City plastic surgeon, is just one of many in his field who offer products with names like “perfect pecs” and “buff biceps.” Depending on the scope of the procedure—and whether it needs to be repeated on the other side of the body—this can put you back between $6,500 and $12,000.