Recently, we shared the story of a young man whose life was transformed through plastic surgery. Vincent, a 25-year-old from New York, endured years of bullying before consulting a plastic surgeon about gynecomastia surgery, and he is not alone. Men’s Journal notes that 21,000 men underwent this procedure in 2012, finally putting an end to the self-consciousness and shame this condition can often cause.
But breast reduction surgery is not the only procedure that men have opted for in the last few years. As we’ve discussed previously on this blog, rising trends like “Brotox” and chin implants have put the spotlight on male patients who, like their female counterparts, are taking proactive steps to address the signs of aging and enhance physical attributes they’ve long been insecure about.
“When I was training in the eighties and nineties, one of the red flags was a male in the waiting room for cosmetic surgery. That’s completely different now,” said Dr. Gregory Evans, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in an interview with the journal.
Another plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Rizk, commented on this demographic shift in a recent press release. Dr. Rizk explained that his male clients are just as concerned about looking and feeling their best as the women who visit his office, and often come in with concerns about under-eye bags or weak jaw lines.
Are you interested in male plastic surgery, or do you know someone who might be? If so, Dr. Lett and his attentive Lebanon, Tennessee, staff can help. Contact the Lett Center today to learn more about your options.