The face of plastic surgery has typically been female: pouty lips, a pert nose, taut skin. But as more and more Americans go under the knife, the gender scales are beginning to balance.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic procedures performed on men rose 29 percent from 2000 to 2017. Injectable fillers have seen an astounding 99 percent increase in that same time, while eyelid surgeries and liposuction remain top treatments for guys who need a lasting fix.
Park Avenue surgeon Dr. Melissa Doft says she’s seen a rising male interest in treatments — even within her social circle. Her husband’s finance career used to dominate the conversation at dinner parties. Now, the guys ask her for insight into the latest techniques. “Plastic surgery used to be something that was whispered about, and now it’s blasted [everywhere],” she says.