Trend of males seeking plastic surgery on the increase
Where traditionally cosmetic surgery is something that is predominately a woman’s market, there has been a significant increase in the number of males requesting surgery over the last half a decade, and this is reflected as a UK trend by figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
According to BAAPS, male surgery figures increased by 16% overall in last year, in comparison to 2012, with body contouring procedures showing the biggest increase. This included a 15% rise in tummy tuck procedures, a 24% increase in gynaecomastia (also known as ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’) and a 28% increase in liposuction*.
You might wonder why this rise is occurring. It can be cited that because of today’s fast-paced, digitally-driven environment the constant bombardment of images of perfect looking celebrities and shirtless models seen on a day-to-day basis has led to the surge. As with the effect the media has had on women to stay slim, men are becoming more body conscious and in want of a toned torso.
However, whether you are male or female and regardless of the procedure you are having, the most important thing to ensure is that you are consulting with an ethical surgeon, who will help you to fully understand what you are undertaking before agree to the procedure.