These days it’s not just women who are opting for a nip and tuck. The latest figures show that men are now almost as likely as women to consider cosmetic surgery. According to a new survey from My Breast, one in five Britons have considered going under the knife with just under half being men. And, 50per cent of men believe surgery could improve their career prospects. The survey also shows that despite the fact that nine out of ten procedures are currently carried out on women, men are almost just as likely to consider it.
Twenty years ago, it was rare to see a man in the waiting room of a cosmetic clinic’s office. Today, no one blinks an eye at the sight of a man wanting to maintain his youthful appearance especially when male celebrities like Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh make no secret of having treatments. Some days at our clinic there are more men in our waiting room than women and over the last year we’ve seen a surge in the number of male procedures, up by over 50 per cent. Men are also becoming more knowledgeable and realise that problems they thought they were stuck with like bald patches, moobs, and a beer belly can easily be rectified. They also like the fact that with the advent of noninvasive treatments they can turn back the clock quickly and with little evidence – except there could be a problem telling their partner. According to the survey – 20 per cent of men felt their partners wouldn’t want them to have anything done – compared to 13 per cent of women.