‘Macho makeovers’: More men getting cosmetic surgery

The number of American men getting surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance continues to grow at a dramatic rate, spiking more than 106 percent since 1997, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Men's attitudes toward cosmetic surgery are also shifting. Recently, the Sacramento CBS news station talked to one 40-something man who says he doesn't hesitate to tell people that he had work done. Brian Meuser says that he always struggled with his weight and decided to take charge and do something about it, getting liposuction on his abdomen.

"I dropped over two inches across the belly button, above the sternum," he tells the source. "I dropped a couple inches around the waist. I used to call myself pudgy, that's what it looked like, and it doesn't look like that anymore." 

Meuser isn't alone in his frank acknowledgment of the modern man's need to look and feel his absolute best. We recently discussed on this blog how even "man's man" Tom Selleck says that he would consider cosmetic surgery for the sake of his career. Indeed, since the recession many men have decided to get surgical and non-surgical procedures to land a great job and/or get ahead at work. Studies have even found that an attractive man can make hundreds of thousands of dollars more over the course of his career than his unattractive peers.

If you are interested in getting cosmetic surgery procedures, such as liposuction, rhinoplasty or gynecomastia (to get rid of male breast tissue), contact Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery. Board certified surgeon Christopher Craft, M.D., has years of experience helping male patients achieve the results they desire. 

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