Why Are More Men Getting Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
For many decades, women have made up the vast majority of plastic surgery patients. In fact, when most people imagine plastic surgery patients, they likely think of women. It might surprise you to learn, however, that men make up the fastest-growing demographic of plastic surgery patients. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ latest batch of statistics, men made up 13% of all plastic surgery procedures performed in 2020. There are a variety of reasons that men are pursuing plastic surgery more often than ever, so here are just a few.
For many men, it’s becoming harder and harder to stand out in their professional and private lives. Especially in the career world, some men pursue plastic surgery as a way to look professional, young, and put-together, especially in client-facing jobs. Additionally, many men pursue plastic surgery as a way to be more successful in dating as the dating field increasingly moves to online apps. Both of these factors are becoming more and more impacted by technology – men who work from home might look for ways to reverse the aging effects of the webcam while those trying to date might look for ways to look more refreshed and energetic.
Social media remains one of the driving factors in people of all groups getting plastic surgery. Previously, plastic surgery came with much more stigma and wasn’t widely talked about. However, social media has put plastic surgery results in front of more people than ever. As men are more exposed to other men who have had plastic surgery, it becomes more commonly accepted – or where previously, they might not have considered plastic surgery as an option. With greater education and outreach on social media, men can learn about plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments and how they can benefit. Additionally, for men looking to monetize their social media presence, plastic surgery can be a valuable investment.
As more men seek out plastic surgery, the demand for plastic surgeons who specialize in men’s procedures such as Dr. Angelchik has risen. Where previously plastic surgery was catered more to women, new procedures specific to men (like gynecomastia surgery) are now available. Additionally, we now know more about men’s specific needs in plastic surgery and are now able to customize procedures like rhinoplasty or liposuction to male anatomy and standards of beauty. In short, men now have more options than ever for plastic surgery, which can mean they now feel comfortable exploring their options.
Dr. Paul Angelchik is a board-certified plastic surgeon and one of the leading specialists in men’s plastic surgery in the greater Glendale, AZ area. If you’re interested in learning more about your options with men’s plastic surgery, our team is here to help. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelchik by calling or filling out our online form