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AAFPS Members in the News

By Daniel Baker

When Nine-MSN wanted to get the facts on why more and more men are opting for cosmetic surgery, they went to the experts, AAFPS members Drs George Marcells and Angelo Tsirbas. They learned that business, not pleasure, may be the key factor driving an increase in cosmetic enhancement for men.

In response to a fiercely competitive job market and a youth-obsessed culture, Dr Marcells reported that many of his male clients have facelifts and nose jobs because they believe cosmetic surgery and injectables will boost their careers. Dr Tsirbas reported a 10% increase in male patients over the last few years. He said that many are having upper eye surgery and bags removed to move up the corporate ladder.

Beauty Sells (And Gets Paid Better)

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne University researchers Andrew Leigh and Jeff Borland reported on a study that showed men with looks rated “above-average” commanded an average salary of $81,750, as opposed to men rated as below average, who made a relatively measly $49,600, Daniel Hamermesh from Yale University concluded in Beauty in the Labor Market that “beautiful people will make $230,000 more in their lifetimes than average-looking people.” Perhaps that’s why the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) found that the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by more than 106% between 1997 and 2012.

What Men Want

According to AFFPS’ own research, the number of men having cosmetic surgery is on the rise. Just like their female counterparts, today’s men know that a youthful face and trim physique are important factors in personal and professional success. The most popular surgeries for men are liposuction, rhinoplasty, eye surgery, ear shaping and male breast reduction.

“Self confidence is one of the biggest ‘gains’ from cosmetic procedures. Men who undergo cosmetic surgery have often been bothered by a cosmetic ‘problem’ for many years, and seek to correct it to improve their self-esteem. Others may simply want to look younger and feel a ‘fresher’ look will help them in the workforce and socially,” said Geoffrey Lyons, President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Your can read the complete Nine-MSM story here:  http://www.health.ninemsn.com.au/menshealth/8809028/men-getting-plastic-surgery-to-boost-their-careers