SOURCE: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

June 16, 2011 08:45 ET

Father's Day Facelift?

ASPS Stats Show that Facelifts and Other Cosmetic Procedures for Men on the Rise

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 16, 2011) - While a Father's Day facelift might seem out of the ordinary, statistics show that cosmetic surgery for men is becoming more common.

Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that men underwent more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures, both minimally-invasive and surgical in 2010, which is up two percent compared to 2009.

However, many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010 while male liposuction increased 7 percent.

The majority of the men's fastest-growing cosmetic procedures are surgical, which bucks the previous trend of growth in minimally-invasive treatments.

"The growth in cosmetic surgical procedures for men may be a product of our aging baby boomers who are now ready to have plastic surgery," said ASPS President Phillip Haeck, MD. "Minimally-invasive procedures such as Botox® and soft tissue fillers work to a point. However, as you age and gravity takes over, surgical procedures that lift the skin are necessary in order to show significant improvement."

Fastest-Growing Male Cosmetic Procedures (by percentage increase)
The list is comprised of the fastest-growing surgical and minimally-invasive procedures from 2009 to 2010. Criteria for inclusion: Procedure performed on at least 1,000 men in 2010.
(Surgical procedures are listed in bold).
1. Facelift -- 14% Increase
2. Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) -- 11% Increase
3. Soft Tissue Fillers -- 10% Increase
4. Botulinum Toxin Type A -- 9% Increase
5. Liposuction -- 7% Increase
6. Breast Reduction in Men -- 6% Increase
7. Eyelid Surgery -- 4% Increase
8. Dermabrasion -- 4% Increase
9. Laser Hair Removal -- 4% Increase
10. Laser Treatment of Leg Veins -- 4% Increase

Most Popular Male Cosmetic Procedures (by volume)
This list is comprised of the top five surgical and top five minimally-invasive procedures by volume in 2010:

2010 Top Five Male Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
1. Nose Reshaping (64,000)
2. Eyelid Surgery (31,000)
3. Liposuction (24,000)
4. Breast Reduction in Men (18,000)
5. Hair Transplantation (13,000)

2010 Top Five Male Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Procedures
1. Botulinum Toxin Type A (337,000)
2. Laser Hair Removal (165,000)
3. Microdermabrasion (158,000)
4. Chemical Peel (90,000)
5. Soft Tissue Fillers (78,000)

For more statistics on trends in plastic surgery visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Media/Statistics.html. Visitors can also find information about procedures and referrals to ASPS Member Surgeons.

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