It ain’t just for the ladies anymore. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports the number of cosmetic surgeries on men rose 29% since 2000, 1.3 million of them done last year alone. In general most are getting the same procedures women do: the younger ones going under the knife for tummy tucks, liposuction and breast reduction; while older men are improving sagging faces with Botox fillers, injections for men up 99% since 2000. The fifth most popular surgery for men is hair replacement, their one major difference from females.
Females, though, are still more likely to seek cosmetic surgery, accounting for 92% of all procedures performed last year.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech says he’s seen a tenfold increase in the number of male clients since 2015, and often works with male models looking for surgically-enhanced six-pack abdomens. “The body isn’t in quite as great of shape as their face is, so what they need is to be really, really ripped.” Older men are now seeking out a procedure called a “torso tuck.” No six-pack abs, but you might not hang over your belt as much.
Self-consciousness doesn’t come gender-specific.