Do Men Get Plastic Surgery?
Yes, the “I don’t care” notion is fading way. It used to be that the rugged, dirty looking man was deemed to have an attractive demeanor. This is probably because someone with that look could be categorized as a protector, or provider. Things have taken a turn. Who’s the catalyst of the change? Perhaps the marketing companies who do their best to advertise to men and change their thoughts about hygiene, fashion, and overall perception of attractiveness. other factors like social media, celebrity influence, and women play a huge role. Also, there are plenty of products out there that can alter the perception of someone. These are temporary fixes, which can account for the large increase in plastic surgery over the last 20 years.
Our society in the past has made it seemingly unacceptable for men to get work done. Men are brought up to think that plastic surgery is for the vain or old ladies trying to look young, but that’s just not the case. The world is starting to stray away from the stigma. Men are starting to welcome plastic surgery as a legitimate option for them.
Why Are More Men Getting Plastic Surgery?
A Woman’s Influence On Man
Or should I say, women make men more self conscious and more aware of their appearance. That’s not to say that it’s never been this way, but rather a significant progression. Women increasingly control and hold the majority of the purchasing power each year. The dating world is more superficial as online dating has become the norm and instead of reading profiles, majority just swipe based on appearance. Therefore, filters and other forms of editing have become more common. Currently, a lot of men don’t look like their photos or use old ones that leave females feeling let down. This disappointment leads to an increasing doubt in a man’s psyche. This may cause women to have higher expectations in the future and men to feel the need to compensate. It is popular belief is that women care more about personality than looks, but that’s been proven to be incorrect.
This study suggests women care about appearance far more than they say they do
“Researchers asked young women (ages 15 to 29) to choose potential dates from a series of photographs and descriptions, while the women’s mothers (ages 37 to 61) were asked to select possible boyfriends for their daughters using the same information. Results showed that a man’s looks influenced both groups of women more strongly than his personality profile. This held true even if a man’s profile was filled with highly desirable personal qualities, such as being respectful, honest and trustworthy.”
Health and Fitness
The constant comparisons of friends and other gym patrons body parts. With health and wellness becoming an ever more influential message to the public. More men are trying to take care of and improve their bodies, but in doing so, it’s only natural to compare and become jealous.
Everyone compares themselves to others on social media. Pictures are being shared everyday of beautiful people for the world to look at with envy. It actually has been proven that dopamine (feel good brain chemical) is released when we get likes on social media.
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Modelling & Plastic Surgery
Just like for women, it’s normal for men in the modeling industry to get plastic surgery. Consequently, this of course, changes the perception of beauty.
Men compare themselves to attractive celebrities just like women do. Everyday they see pictures that are photo-shopped to perfection.
Succeeding in the workplace
Promotions are often given out to people that are attractive and stand out. Appearance also can determine how well liked you are at your job.
Studies show, people prefer socializing with attractive people, whether they’ll admit it or not.
Men were once celebrated for not caring about their appearance and that was a sign of true manliness. The stigma attached to plastic surgery makes men who want to change something feel like it’s not an option for them even when they’re insecurities affect them each day. Men are told they should be tough and suck it up and that self confidence issues are a woman’s problem. Because of this, men are put in an awkward position when it comes to insecurities and how to deal with them. Men rarely receive affirmations growing up and are not able to bring up their doubts without ridicule. Now, in a more progressive society, men feel that it’s starting to get easier to seek new procedures to help improve their self esteem without backlash from their peers.
How Many Men Have Self Esteem Issues?
- 80.7% have body image issues, compared to 75% of women.
- 38% of men would sacrifice at least a year of their life in exchange for a perfect body
- 64% are most ashamed of their stomachs
- 53% are jealous of their friends’ abs, chest, triceps, biceps
More about men and the rise of insecurities
The Most Common Forms Of Plastic Surgery For Men
- Liposuction (45,012 yearly)
- Male Breast Reduction (31,368 yearly)
- Eyelid Surgery (28,025 yearly) or blepharoplasty
- Nose Surgery or Rhinoplasty (26,205 yearly)
- Face Lift (13,702 yearly)
- Ear Surgery (10,457 yearly)
More information about the plastic surgery men are having.
Men Want to Boost Their Confidence
Men most frequently get plastic surgery to improve their looks and increase their confidence. Having a procedure on an area of their body that they’re self-conscious about can really make a positive impact their life. Over the past five years, Liposuction has increased by 23% , tummy tucks by 12%, and male breast reduction by 30%. Young men tend to focus more on enhancing their bodies, while older men have more minimally invasive facial procedures to look younger.
Now, That the stigma is decreasing steadily and plastic surgery is becoming closer to a societal norm. Men, like women, can only change so much about themselves naturally and with hard work. In summary, getting plastic surgery done can fix a lot of the things that a man is forced to live with and be self conscious about each day. Increasing confidence and appearance can improve someone’s life drastically and you can’t put a price on that.
What Are Your Plastic Surgery Options?
Dr. Tumi of Barrie Plastic Surgery offers a variety of options for men. Do you have any questions? Is there something you’re not particularly proud of that you wish to change? Don’t live with shame and worry, take the right steps in improving your self esteem. Call or send us your concerns online barrieplasticsurgery.ca