Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic surgeries and procedures are no longer a domain just for women. There has been a slow and steady rise in the number of men opting for cosmetic procedures and 2013 was definitely a big year for men going under the plastic surgeon’s knife. Here are the 6 cosmetic procedures most popular with men in 2013.
Pretty much every one of us, at one point or another, has fussed about the size or shape of our nose. It is not surprising then that rhinoplasty (nose job) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures around the world. Although men have traditionally stayed away from rhinoplasty, its popularity has soared over the last couple of years and is almost as common for men as for women.
Hair loss is one of the most frightening prospects in any man’s life. There is no shortage of products in the market that claim to prevent hair loss and even restore the hair you have lost. However, the success rate for such products is very low, that is if they actually work. On the other hand, hair transplants guarantee results that can never be achieved by using any product. When it comes to men and plastic surgeries, hair transplant is perhaps the number one cosmetic procedure of all time, and not just 2013.
As people become increasingly health conscious, they understand the important of shedding the extra pounds. It isn’t always a question of looking good; being overweight or obese brings a whole range of log-term health issues. Hitting the gym is great for building muscles, but takes forever if you want to lose fat. As a result, liposuction has become a popular choice with men, who see it as a shortcut to shedding unwanted weight and putting them on the fast-track to getting fit more quickly.
Using silicon or saline implants for breast augmentation has been a popular cosmetic procedure for women for quite some time now. But, did you ever think that implants would catch on with men as well? As things stand, men are just as likely as women to get chest implants. Pectoral implants help give a man a defined chest, without the pesky workouts. It is highly recommended for guys who have managed to get six-pack abs, but are still lacking in the upper torso department.
Whether you are male or female, aging is not a pleasant process. There are those few who defy nature and look better along with age, but for the most of us aging is a harsh reality. When it first became popular, BOTOX was a controversial topic. This was mostly thanks to the lack of information available to people. As doctors and physicians became more eager to talk to patients about its benefits and the procedure itself, BOTOX became an important weapon in an individual’s arsenal against aging. 2013 saw a substantial jump in the number of men opting for BOTOX injections.
CoolSculpting is one of the latest cosmetic procedures to take Hollywood by storm and saw huge demand in 2013. Perhaps the best nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting destroys fat tissue, without damaging surrounding cells of the overlaying skin. Thanks to its popularity with celebrities, CoolSculpting is fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, for both men and women.
Thanks to better knowledge, newer noninvasive procedures, and more open-mindedness, men are starting to benefit from the world of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
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