Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery

Posted on March 12, 2019 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

Male Plastic Surgery

Did you know that since 2000, the number of men getting cosmetic surgery has increased nearly 30 percent? In 2017 alone, men accounted for more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures. This data from the America Society of Plastic Surgeons shows a noticeable trend – more men are interested in plastic surgery than ever before.

We’re seeing that trend in our Portland plastic surgery office as well, where Dr. Ronald DeMars, treats both male and female patients. So why are more men opting for plastic surgery? “Male patients want to enhance their appearance, but in a different way than women,” according to Dr. DeMars. “Men seek a look that denotes their masculinity coupled with youth and energy.”

Popular Male Procedures

To achieve these goals, one of the simplest nonsurgical treatments (for both sexes) is Botox. Men, however, don’t look masculine with all the lines of the forehead reduced and the brows raised so individualizing the Botox treatments create an improved look that is a pleasant, but not feminized appearance.

The same is true for facelifts and eyelid surgery. There are some male entertainment personalities that look peculiar after cosmetic facial surgery and that comes from feminizing the upper face and eyelid area. For male patients, the goal of surgery for them is not to have a raised arched brow or an overabundance of skin showing above the upper lashes.  Everything is underdone in the male face to preserve the masculine traits. A necklift, however, to give a firm neck looks great in both sexes.

Though people are less familiar with them, facial implants are another option for creating a strong masculine appearance. These strengthen the cheekbone area giving a more sculpted look and also work well in the chin to create a strong jawline, both seen as attractive masculine facial characteristics.

If you feel you may have an interest in one or more of these treatments, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. DeMars by calling his office in Portland at 503-253-3458 for an examination and discussion of a plan to help you meet your goals.