In decades past, women have turned to cosmetic surgery as a way to retain a youthful appearance and are the largest demographic of people having procedures such as cosmetic fillers to smooth out wrinkles and liposuction to get rid of extra weight that sits on the body as we age. But cosmetic surgeons have been experiencing a rise in the number of men, who look at plastic surgery as a way to tap into the fountain of youth.
Men are finding that cosmetic surgery can give them an edge in their professional and professional lives in our youth oriented culture. Wrinkles, the “turkey neck” effect and excess weight can make a man look older and more tired than they actually feel, so rejuvenating procedure can give them an edge in their professional lives.
Cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Wolfe told the Miami Herald that men make up 20 percent of his practice with tummy tucks and liposuction being the most common procedures for men. Wolf said, “They are trying to get in shape, working out, but can’t get rid of that last little bit of fat.” As people get older it is harder to eliminate fat.
Wolf also said one of factors motivating older men’s desire to have plastic surgery is attracting younger women. No matter what a man’s motivation is, liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries can give their self-confidence a boost and help them thrive in their personal and professional lives.