SOURCE: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

March 21, 2011 07:01 ET

Men Fuel Rebound in Cosmetic Surgery

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Statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that more men are going under the knife. Overall cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up 2 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. However, many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010 while male liposuction increased 7 percent.

2010 ASPS statistics show that men underwent more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures, both minimally-invasive and surgical. The majority of the Men's Top 10 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 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."

Men's Top Ten: 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
 Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) - 11% Increase
3. Soft Tissue Fillers - 10% Increase
4. Botulinum Toxin Type A - 9% Increase
5. Liposuction - 7% Increase
 Breast Reduction in Men - 6% Increase
 Eyelid Surgery - 4% Increase
 Dermabrasion - 4% Increase
9. Laser Hair Removal - 4% Increase 
10. Laser Treatment of Leg Veins - 4% Increase

Men's Top Ten: 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 released today visit the ASPS Report of the 2010 Plastic Surgery Statistics at  

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