Historically women have made up the overwhelming majority of patients seeking cosmetic surgery. However, a recent survey reveals that three out of 10 men are “extremely likely” to consider plastic surgery. And out of those men, 92 percent are millennials (between the ages of 18 and 34).
Dr. Mark Lowney, a cosmetic surgeon in Massachusetts, works with men and women at his practice to help them fulfill their desired cosmetic outcomes. Here, he discusses the most common aesthetic concerns among millennial men and reveals the procedures that most commonly pique their interest.
Why Do Men Say They Want Cosmetic Treatment?
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently surveyed a group of men about their specific cosmetic concerns and what they would like to improve.
The survey participants cited the following reasons for wanting cosmetic treatment:
- Boost confidence (44 percent)
- Please a partner (31 percent)
- Look less tired and stressed (31 percent)
- Remain competitive in the workplace (25 percent)
The Procedures Millennial Men Are Requesting
Hair Restoration: The majority of men surveyed by AAFPRS reported a desire to change their hair. Areas of thinning hair or balding were a significant cosmetic concern. Dr. Lowney offers two non-surgical hair growth treatments: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to stimulate the regeneration of hair, as well as Capillus laser treatments to energize hair follicles and promote hair growth.
Chest Reduction: A large number of men struggle with a medical condition known as gynecomastia, which is characterized by excessive breast tissue. The number of requests for male breast reduction with Dr. Lowney continues to rise as more men contemplate the possibility of achieving a flatter, firmer chest.
Rhinoplasty: The nose is a common area of concern for men and women alike. Men that have always felt embarrassed of an oversized, crooked or bulbous nose can have the feature enhanced with rhinoplasty.
Otoplasty: Another facial feature that causes many men embarrassment or shame is oversized or protruding ears. Many plastic surgeons offer otoplasty to reduce the size of the ears or “pin” them closer to the head.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Lowney
Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers alike are all welcome at Dr. Lowney’s practice. If you or your loved one would like to discuss your opportunities for cosmetic treatment with Dr. Lowney, please give us a call or send us an email today.