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Plastic surgery, long considered the domain of women, has been making headway in appealing to more men than ever before. This is according to a recent survey released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The survey suggests that men are increasingly feeling comfortable scheduling cosmetic enhancements as a way to stay competitive on the dating scene and in the workplace.

Millennial men and plastic surgery: by the numbers

The survey asked respondents whether they would undergo a cosmetic treatment to feel better about themselves—and 44 percent responded affirmatively. Thirty-one percent of the respondents said that they were “extremely likely” to seriously consider having plastic surgery or a nonsurgical cosmetic enhancement. Twenty-five percent of men stated they wanted a cosmetic update to stay competitive at work, and 31 percent just wanted to look less stressed and more refreshed.

The top concerns of the surveyed millennial men, by body area, are:

  • Hair – 60%
  • Skin – 44%
  • Eyes – 44%
  • Chin – 22%
  • Neck – 22%
  • Forehead wrinkles – 19%

What’s driving the cosmetic enhancement trend?

It’s easy to assume that the rising prevalence of high-definition computer and phone screens, and the affinity for selfies, is driving the desire to look better and feel more confident. But for men in particular, there may be another factor contributing to the trend.

“The face of plastic surgery, thanks to cultural shifts about plastic surgery and the many advances in minimally invasive technologies, continues to get younger,” said a spokesperson for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “The demand for non-surgical 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,” the spokesperson stated.

In other words, visiting a plastic surgery office is often perceived as culturally acceptable for everyone, and not just a luxury reserved for affluent, older adults. With more options available than ever before, millennial men can choose exactly which areas they’d like to address and exactly how they’d like to change those areas.

What can a plastic surgeon do for you?

When visiting a plastic surgeon, it’s important to have reasonable expectations. A plastic surgeon can’t change your life, but she can give you the self-confidence you need to interview for that dream job, meet your significant other’s parents, or take a trip around the world. Of course, visiting the wrong plastic surgeon could lead to disastrous results. Cosmetic enhancements are medical procedures, and it’s crucial to have them performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with a stellar reputation and excellent track record.

For millennial men in New York City, Dr. Preminger is a trusted source of patient-focused care. Dr. Preminger routinely treats men who want to get rid of their embarrassing double chins, eliminate stubborn love handles, reduce enlarged breast tissue, or address troublesome wrinkles that make men look older than they really are. Call Dr. Preminger’s Park Avenue office or browse her website for more information on Kybella, CoolSculpting, liposuction, dermal fillers and more cosmetic enhancements for men.

Posted on behalf of Preminger Plastic Surgery

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