More men want cosmetic surgery

Since 2002, three per cent more men have opted to undergo cosmetic surgery, as men now constitute over one fifth of cosmetic surgery patients.

Now 21 per cent of those undergoing cosmetic procedures are men, showing that male acceptance the benefits of surgery is slowly growing.

According to the annual review of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the most popular operation was liposuction.

And only 34 per cent of operations were surgical, with 66 per cent being non-surgical procedures like chemical peels and laser resurfacings.

In the non-surgical field, Botox injections were the most common procedure as more people opt to iron their wrinkles to preserve their youth.

Blepharoplasty (removing fat from around the eyelids), facelifts and forehead lifts were popular with patients.

These American findings were very similar to those uncovered by the British Association of Aeasthetic Plastic Surgeons released last month, in which the most popular operation for men was rhinoplasty.

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