Did you know that men accounted for about 25% of all nose jobs in 2019? And they accounted for 42% of all ear surgeries (Otoplasty). Despite the popular misconception, plastic surgery is not just for women!
In fact, we could see the number of men getting plastic surgery surge even higher when the 2020 numbers are released. Plastic surgery clinics around North America have reported a 60% increase in customers during the COVID-19 crisis, with both men and women looking to touch up their appearance.
With that in mind, here are a few of the most popular surgeries for both men and women.
1. A Forehead Lift
Both men and women are equally susceptible to frown lines or deep furrows forming on their foreheads as they age. This is why the forehead lift is such a popular surgery for both sexes.
This procedure can smoothen out any unevenness in the brow area, while tightening the skin. This gives you a more rested, revitalized, and youthful look.
2. A Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
The nose job was the most popular plastic surgery procedure among men in 2019, and the 4thmost popular among women.
As we mentioned before, men accounted for about 1 in 4 of all nose jobs performed last year. We will most likely see even more rhinoplasty procedures among both sexes in 2020, as a record number of people have had to appear on video calls every day. If you have always wanted a nose job, seeing your nose every day on Zoom could give you the final push you need.
3. Eyelid Surgery
This was the 2nd most popular procedure for men, and the third most popular procedure for women, with over 211,000 successful procedures performed in 2019.
Drooping eyelids can add years to your face and give you a perpetually tired look. The sagging eyelids can even hinder your field of vision.
An eyelid surgery is a simple (and safe) procedure that can make a big impact, with a relatively quick recovery period.
The technology used in today’s energy-assisted lipo treatments has never been better, safer, or more effective.
A few years ago, a liposuction procedure often came with unsightly bruising and swelling. But today, skilled plastic surgeons are able to use energy pulses to liquefy the fat cells for easy extraction, while also using an incredibly small microcannula to extract the fat.
5. Hair Transplants
This procedure is traditionally associated with men. While, yes, men got the vast majority of all hair transplants in 2019, women did still get about 30% of all procedures.
Women may not see the sudden and drastic hair loss that male pattern baldness can produce. But they will still experience thinning hair as they age, and many are getting a FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant to add volume to thinning areas.
As you can see, nobody is immune to aging. Both women and men are equally vulnerable to the impact of time and gravity.
It will be interesting to see how quickly the statistical gap closes over the next few years.