Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic surgery is not just for women. According to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), male surgery accounted for ten percent of procedures throughout 2011, so let’s find out what the most popular operations were – in order of popularity.
Figures released by BAAPS revealed that 1,043 men underwent rhinosplasty (a medical term for nose surgery) in 2011. Numbers rose by five percent from 2010 making this procedure the most favored among males. There are many different types of corrective nose surgery, but rhinoplasty involves a reconstruction involving the bridge, nose tip and nostrils and can dramatically transform your hooter.
Breast reduction procedures are carried out at reputable clinics and are available for both men and women. The report from BAAPS showed that that 4,501 females and 790 males had fat and tissue removed from their chest in 2011 – with operations up by 6.7 per cent. While more women underwent this procedure, it was still the second most type of surgery for males coming above abdominoplasty and liposuction.
Age catches up with us all. That’s why 684 men and 5,373 women opted for blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) in a year. During this procedure, an incision is made into the eyelids and excess skin and fat is removed. This tightens the skin and leaves the patient with a more youthful appearance. Although more popular with women, figures show that the number of men opting for this procedure rose by five per cent.
Otoplasty is the medical term for ear correction or ear reshaping. It can be used to change the size, shape and position of the ears and was requested by 521 males in 2011. Numbers rose by five percent in a year, making this the fourth most popular procedure. The operation’s different for each individual, but protruding ears are usually cured by removing cartilage and pinning the ears back into their new position.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that’s carried out by a reputable surgeon. A narrow tube is entered into the affected area via a small incision and fat cells are broken up using a saline solution before being removed. A total of 3,070 women and 511 men had this done in 2011 resulting in a 6.3 per cent rise in operations from 2010.
Plastic surgery’s available for both sexes, but would you go under the knife?
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