5 reasons why Australian men are going under the knife and its effects on men’s health

With women obsessing over their physical appearance and are willing to go through a surgery procedure, turns out men are the same as well. Surgeons across Australia are saying that the number of men going for cosmetic surgery are on the rise, each year the number increasing by 10 per cent. Dr. Chris  Moss, a plastic surgeon in Melbourne, states that his patients are either men in their late 40s and 50s and men in their late 20s and 30s. Here are five top procedures and reasons why:

A fancier word for a “nose job”, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose by either changing the size, width of the bridge, position of the nostrils or tip of the nose to create what the patient wants. According to Australian Society of Plastic Surgery spokesperson Dr. Jeremy Hunt MBBS, most times men turn to surgery for practical reasons. They could have wanted a nose job to deal with nasal fractures or difficulty breathing from playing tough sports when they were young.

Practical reasons also go for this surgical procedure. For women, we all know the quote, “One moment on the lips, forever on the thighs” because most of our fat gets deposited onto our thighs. For men, their fat deposit areas are the stomach and love handles (hips). Procedures like this and neck lifts, are usually done to restore the confidence of older businessmen, making them feel younger and more secure about their physical appearance.

Eyelid surgery
In men’s case, they prefer upper and lower eyelid lifts as compared to double eyelid surgery, which the latter is common amongst women. This means the excess folds of skin on the eyelid were removed, because droopy eyes may signal “sleepy eyes” which aren’t necessarily very good for business professionals. Even in their late 40s and 50s, they would want to look as alert as their younger co-workers.

Dr. David Topchian, a Port Melbourne cosmetic surgeon, states that men usually choose to smooth the frown line between the eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes (squint lines) and the forehead. Men are going for this procedure typically to prevent wrinkles, so it is used almost like a preventive method. A tightening method, older men want to feel better about their ageing body.

Dermal fillers
In Korea, you can get your collagen intake by drinking it. In China, they get it by cooking up a herbal broth. However, the most common way to get collagen on your face is by injecting in through a filler, ultimately smoothing and tightening the skin, creating a more youthful profile.

As Dr John Flynn, who works at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, states that most of his patients choose to have surgical procedures done because they have decided to change and ultimately improve one aspect of their body to gain more confidence. If women do it and confidence is key, the community should embrace it for men too, as it is said that men tend to go for smaller procedures to make it less noticeable to the public. 

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