Plastic Surgery On The Rise: Which Gender Is Fueling The Trend?

The desire to look younger or to have more ideal features is a growing trend both in the United States and abroad. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, procedures in the States were up 5 percent among all patients, with men bumping up 2 percent to 1.1 million procedures during 2010.

Across the pond, more men are having surgery as well, according to new 2010 statistics. England has seen a 15 percent increase in men seeking tummy tucks, compared to a 7 percent increase for women. Additionally, British men are opting for more breast reductions (an 8 percent increase) and liposuction (7 percent increase).

American men, on the other hand, seem to favor facelifts, rhinoplasties and liposuction.

Although some industries have seen a drop in business, plastic surgery seems to continue to grow. Some experts say it may have to do with individuals wanting to stay more competitive in the job market or due to the fact that more baby boomers are entering the dating scene again.

Others believe a growing acceptance of non-invasive cosmetic procedures and surgery has fueled the growth. What plastic surgery trends have you seen among your friends and co-workers? Are men doing more to improve their appearance these days?


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