Plastic surgery for men has been on the rise for the last few decades. According to a 2015 report published by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASAPS), the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on men was 1.2 million, almost 10 percent of the total number of procedures performed that year.1 That was a 325% increase from the number of procedures for men in 1997, when the first annual (ASAPS) report was published.
In a 2018 survey of 618 conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), 31 percent said they were “extremely likely” to consider a cosmetic procedure.2 A quarter of those said they wanted the treatments in order to “look younger” and stay competitive in the workplace.
One of the areas where the rising popularity of male plastic surgery is most evident is in Silicon Valley. A growing number of men in Silicon Valley are embracing plastic surgery. According to a report by The Washington Post, the number of men’s plastic surgery procedures in the tech mecca has increased for multiple reasons, the first being career advancement.3
Plastic Surgery For Men Is A Way to Look Younger
A growing number of male tech workers in the highly competitive and youth-focused environment of Silicon Valley are turning to skin rejuvenation and face surgery procedures to hide their age and look more youthful. Older professionals are focusing on improving their appearance. They want to look younger and fitter so they can better fit in and compete with their younger coworkers.
“In Silicon Valley, it’s commonly believed that if you’re over the age of 35, you’re seen as over the hill,” said Fan, who touts himself as an expert in penile enhancement and Botox injections. “People here value the young for their passion and their ability to look at things in new ways. In meetings, middle-aged guys will notice that everyone around them looks fresh-faced and youthful, and they’ll tell me they feel like they stick out, and not in a good way.” – Larry Fan, San Francisco-based Plastic Surgeon 3
Most Popular Men’s Plastic Surgery Procedures
In the competitive, future-focused, and increasingly perfectionist culture of Silicon Valley, more men are investing in a number of cosmetic procedures and even plastic surgery. Typically, procedures favored in Silicon Valley require short recovery time and ensure a natural look. These are the most popular procedures.
Both men and women are frequent patients at the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zoran. As a leading plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Zoran has performed cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery for men with outstanding results. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Zoran to talk about your options. We’d love to hear from you and help restore your youth! Contact us today.
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 2015 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – New AAFPRS Survey Points To Growing “Man”tenance Trend
- Peter Holley, The Washington Post – In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.