Most Popular Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men
Women may still outnumber men in the waiting rooms of Manhattan facial plastic surgeons by 8 to 1, but men are gaining ground. Last year, male plastic surgery procedures accounted for 8% of the 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S., according to statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Eight percent may not seem like much, but the number of male cosmetic surgery procedures has grown 88% since 1997 when the ASAPS began keeping records and a significant part of the growth has come in recent years. In 2010, men underwent 750,074 cosmetic surgery procedures compared to women’s 8.5 million.
According to ASAPS statistics, the 10 most popular New York cosmetic surgery procedures for men are:
- 1. Liposuction (lipoplasty)
- 2. Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
- 3. Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- 4. Male breast reduction (gynecomastia)
- 5. Cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty)
- 6. Facelift
- 7. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- 8. Fat grafting (autologous fat)
- 9. Forehead lift
- 10. Chin augmentation
Cutthroat workplace competition and longevity appear to be the primary forces driving the male facial plastic surgery market. The recent economic downturn and resultant layoffs mean more workers vying for fewer jobs, allowing hiring officers to be more selective in filling job openings. Increased longevity is also impacting job competition. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the average life expectancy for U.S. men is 75 and many are living much longer. The number of centenarians in the U.S. could reach half a million by 2020, according to U.S. Census Bureau predictions. Men want to stay on the job longer and are pushing back retirement into their 70s, putting them in competition with much younger peers for jobs and promotions.
Looking young has never been so important for men – and NY facial plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures like Ulthera – can give them the competitive edge they need to succeed.