This blog post was written by a staff member of Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their stats for cosmetic surgeries in 2014. Over 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures were done last year. Surprisingly, they also reported that plastic surgery is on the rise for men. There are many reasons to have cosmetic surgery, but in our Santa Barbara cosmetic surgery practice, our male patients vocalize these three reasons the most:
Keeping Young for the Career
Whether a man is in the midst of a highly successful career, re-entering the workforce, or starting in a new field, many have discovered that companies tend to prefer younger men. While most interviewers are prohibited from asking the candidate their age directly, they definitely can infer an age range based on looks. Cosmetic surgery will lessen the appearance of aging and give the person a happy and alert appearance (as opposed to looking tired and/or angry). All of these factors can positively contribute to a person’s career.
Looking Good for His Selfie
Almost everyone – men and women – are on social media. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and many more social media accounts are some of the main ways that people meet and/or keep in touch. Sharing pictures – from profile pictures to everyday happenings – is the main focus on many social media accounts. Even LinkedIn, used primarily for business networking, encourages profile pictures of their users. Pictures give people more of a connection, especially if they have not met in person. It is a natural instinct to want to put your best face forward and cosmetic surgery is one way to remove the bags under the eyes, the double chin, or the wrinkles on the forehead so one looks good in real life and in pictures.
Deleting a Decade off Dad
Many dads are highly involved in their kids lives these days and may be “burning the candle at both ends” between working full time and parenting full time. We hear dads say that their busy lifestyle leads to lack of (or less) exercise, questionable nutritional habits, too little sleep, too much worry and/or stress, all of which can accelerate the aging process (along with exposure to the sun’s UV rays and environmental pollution). As the kids get older and begin to be more independent, some of the dads look in the mirror and feel like their father is looking back at them. This is when they may seek cosmetic surgery or a minimally-invasive procedure (like Botox or dermal fillers) to help them look the way they feel – young and full of life. (We know that this paragraph can apply to moms too, but we’re focusing this blog post on dads!)
Some of the more popular facial rejuvenation cosmetic surgeries for men include:
- Facelift Surgery to address skin laxity in the neck and cheek area.
- Eye Lid Surgery to rejuvenate the upper or lower eye area (or both).
- Forehead Lift Surgery to reposition the forehead and brow upward and relax frown lines.
- Neck Surgery to tighten and redefine the neck/chin area.