I was recently reading a great article from The Washington Post, titled “Why are more men opting for cosmetic surgery?”
Why do I find this article so intriguing? Perhaps because it is so accurate! Cosmetic procedures aren’t just for women anymore, nor have they always been. Men are self conscious just as women are, though they feel cosmetic surgery is a thing women do.
I see more and more men coming through the office wanting an eyelid lift or a facelift. I even have men that come in wanting a male breast reduction, known as gynecomastia. If a minor procedure can benefit a woman’s self-confidence and even direct her to a happier lifestyle, why can’t men benefit from this as well? They can!
It is true with the current economy changes that the younger you appear, the “luckier” you are to remain in the market as fresh, upcoming, and valuable. Unfortunately times have changed and with this change has come a different aspect of looking at one’s self-worth. Not only do you have to prove your skill level and competency, but you now have to possess that look of vibrancy and vitality. The job market has gotten tougher, so why shouldn’t men and women alter their appearances with minimally invasive procedures to boost their chances of scoring that job?
In short, men shouldn’t be embarrassed to want a little sprucing in their physical appearance. Just a simple eyelid procedure or neck liposculpture can make a dramatic difference in appearance. Botox and Juvederm are great alternatives to surgical procedures that can take years off a person!
Cosmetic surgery is NOT just for women. It is for all genders, shapes, and sizes.
Just some thoughts from my corner of the world…