Let’s be honest, plastic surgery has always had a stigma attached to it. While good plastic surgery often goes unnoticed, the horror stories often create and attach a negative stigma. As more positive results have been publicized in Hollywood and among social circles, plastic surgery is growing rapidly in popularity among women.

As plastic surgery has become more socially acceptable for women, men have often looked the other way and never considered having plastic surgery for themselves. Since men have largely avoided going under the knife, the procedures and techniques that have been developed over the years have largely favored women. A sit did with women over the years, plastic surgery is now growing in popularity among men, and plastic surgeons are beginning to create more effective ways to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of their male patients.

According to a recent report in the L.A. Times, more than twice as many men are choosing plastic surgery now, compared to just 15 years ago. While men still make up less than 10% of all patients in plastic surgery, this is a positive sign that men are beginning to ignore any negative stigmas that may have prevented them from undergoing procedures in the past.

While it is difficult to show what has changed the social perception of plastic surgery among men, it is clear that more men in Hollywood are choosing to have surgery to appear younger and more refreshed.  With Botox leading the way, a term was recently used on Nightline ABC to characterize the procedure done on men.  They dubbed it… “Brotox”. While many of the procedures performed on men are less-invasive like Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or “Brotox,” some men are choosing to appear more youthful with a facelift or tummy tuck. While women still hold the title for most likely to undergo plastic surgery, this recent shift has shown that men are making a move toward appearing more youthful and refreshed with the help of plastic surgery.

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