Men opting for plastic surgery to boost self esteem, career

fpsnews-spring2015-3-320-240-20150513155505Women aren’t the only ones who want to look their best. More men are looking to retain a youthful appearance and are turning to facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Krista Olson, physician in the Facial Plastic Surgery Center at Baylor College of Medicine, said there has been a steady increase of male patients over the past two to three years in her practice.

Olson said while patients have different motivations, it’s not uncommon for men to opt for a procedure after their significant other had plastic surgery and sometimes even for their careers.

“Plastic surgery can really boost a person’s self-esteem,” she said. “It’s no surprise that those are motivating factors when it comes to reconstructive and aesthetic facial surgeries for men.”

According to the most recent study conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic surgeries for men increased by more than 106 percent.

Olson said the more popular services men tend to opt for include:

  • Botox™ to minimize facial wrinkles like frown lines and crow’s feet
  • Microdermabrasion to improve skin appearance
  • Rhinoplasty to reshape the appearance and proportion of the nose
  • Facelifts and necklifts to offers a youthful and more sculpted facial appearance
  • Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, to refresh and rejuvenate the eyes

Olson said there are a significant number of male patients who are interested in hair restoration. She encourages patients to really think about and weigh all options before deciding which route is best for them to take.

“My main concern is helping my patients feel comfortable in their own skin and finding the best aesthetic option to meet their wants and needs,” said Olson, also an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Interested in plastic surgery? Call 713-798-3223 to schedule an appointment to meet with our doctors.

Read more about trends in Baylor’s Facial Plastic Surgery Center newsletter.

-By Julia Parsons

3 thoughts on “Men opting for plastic surgery to boost self esteem, career

  • It is a good news that more people whether male or female, both are more conscious about their looks. If they are getting conscious for their looks then they will intake more healthy food instead of junk and fast food which is good for their overall health too, so less diseases.

  • May be there are not aware of its side effects! People who are going to have cosmetic surgery done in order to look better on the outside, are not prepared for the mental toll that it may take on them. Emotional aspects such as insomnia, fatigue and pain from the procedure may lead some people down the road of depression.

  • Among the reasons why men opt plastic surgery, image importance of today’s society is the main reason. They spend hours in gym and when they find it’s not effective, they will undergo plastic surgery. A friend of mine recently underwent liposuction in a clinic in Mississauga, McLean Clinic. So I did a research and came to know that men also undergo liposuction nowadays. As more and more men opt for plastic surgery procedure, women still hold the highest number of plastic surgery clinic visits per year.


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