Like many women, men are turning to plastic surgery to enhance their looks and boost their confidence.

More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2017, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

During the five-year period ending in 2017, procedures such as liposuction were up 23 percent; tummy tucks rose 12 percent and male breast reductions increased about 30 percent.

“Social media may have something to do with the rise in popularity,” says Dr. Jason Roostaeian, an associate clinical professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCLA Health. “When men look at their selfies, they see what bothers them about their features.”

And as more plastic surgeons use social media platforms to display before and after photos of male patients, he says it’s helping to create more awareness about plastic surgery and educate the public on outcomes that look natural.

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Shared from: News-Medical

2018-07-20T19:07:00+00:00

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