Based on findings from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men opting for plastic surgery have increased by 106% between 1997 and 2012. Especially Gynecomastia is one of the most common plastic surgery procedure in Sydney. Click here to learn more
. Such an increase means that men are now a major part of the cosmetic market.
Studies have shown that men generally are interested in far more subtle changes to their body. For many males, plastic surgery is still seen as a taboo, hence the preference for less obvious results. Furthermore, men opt for procedures that highlight the appearance of their muscles, resulting in a sculpted, rather than thin or petite, look.
Plastic surgeons should also be aware that men require a different approach. Many male features are heavier and thicker than female features. This means a heavier hand is needed to achieve results. The skin of men is also thicker and harder to work with. Increased muscle mass can also be a problem.
Experts have asked surgeons to be mindful of such differences and to consult peer reviewed literature.