SOURCE: Daniel Mills, MD

July 12, 2012 08:01 ET

Male Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise in Orange County

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2012) - According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), male plastic surgery procedures are increasing in the U.S. The latest ASAPS study shows nearly 800,000 procedures for men were performed in 2011, with liposuction, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery representing the three most common procedures. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dan Mills, MD says male plastic surgery has been on the rise as well at his practice, the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute; however, he adds that the list of top procedures for men differs slightly in Orange County.

Dr. Mills says the most popular plastic surgery procedure for men at his practice is eyelid surgery, followed by liposuction and gynecomastia, or male breast reduction. While the total number of procedures performed in the U.S. has steadily risen and may account for some of this increase, Dr. Mills cites the same ASAPS study and points to an overall increase in approval of cosmetic enhancement in the U.S.

Historically, the Orange County plastic surgeon says male plastic surgery has represented roughly 10-15% of the total procedures performed at his practice. However, with the recent increase, male procedures now represent closer to 20%. "Men are no longer willing to 'age gracefully,' particularly now that we have less invasive treatments that do not require a lot of down time and have a more subtle result. The job market is also more competitive than it used to be, and first impressions are important. Appearance for men seems to be a more important factor than it used to be in the workplace."

Regardless of whether his male patients are considering eyelid surgery, liposuction, or a non-surgical procedure such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Mills says he stresses the importance of consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing any treatment. He adds that the experience and techniques gained in the certification process with the American Board of Plastic Surgery is essential to providing the safest and most effective procedures when a patient is considering an aesthetic change of this caliber.

About Dan Mills, MD

After earning his medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Dan Mills completed an internship in general surgery, as well as his general surgery requirements for residency in plastic surgery at Wright University. He then completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Mills is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a frequent presenter and lecturer at a number of national and international plastic surgery meetings, and continuously pursues the latest advancements and techniques in the industry.

The Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute is located at 31852 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 401, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, and can be reached at (949) 234-6552. Dr. Mills and his team can also be found online at danmillsmd.com, orangecountybreast.com, and their Laguna Beach Plastic Surgery Facebook page.

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