Millennial men ‘extremely likely’ to consider cosmetic surgery
A new report has found that a high percentage of millennial men are ‘extremely likely’ to consider cosmetic surgery.
The research, conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, surveyed 618 men about their desire to change their appearance. In total, 31% said that they would be ‘extremely likely’ to consider a procedure in future – with the majority of these affirmative answers (92%) coming from those who fell into the category of millennials.
Of those people who confessed that they were open to going under the knife, the report also questioned their motivation for wanting to achieve the perfect appearance. It was found that the primary reasons for change stemmed from social media and a growing interest in celebrity culture.
What procedures are men considering?
The research found that the most popular procedures that men were undergoing included facelifts, nose jobs and hair transplants. In fact, 60% of non-millennials claimed that losing their hair was the number one trend that they would like to reverse. However, it would seem that the younger generation are still interested in this treatment, too.
Celeb role models
This month, X Factor star Jake Quickenden revealed that he had undergone a hair transplant. Speaking on Loose Women, the television personality, 28, said that he chose the procedure to boost his self-esteem ahead of marrying girlfriend Danielle Fogarty. Jake explained: “I didn’t want to walk down the aisle feeling less confident so one of the main reasons was so I could feel as confident as she can.”
He continued: “I think it will change how I feel. It was not an issue about saying it was done. You are always going to get someone saying something bad – I can’t care. It’s about sorting it out for myself. It is a big deal for many men and the amount of comments from guys saying thanks for being so open about – well, if it’s helped in that way it’s great.”
Are you considering having work done?
It’s clear that plastic surgery is becoming a much more popular option for men. If you’re contemplating going under the knife, can find the procedure that’s right for you by getting in touch with the Belvedere Clinic or more information.