Millennial Men’s Increased Interest in Plastic Surgery is Part of a Long Running Trend, says Dr. J Plastic Surgery

Procedures to deal with gynecomastia are now one of the most popular male plastic surgery procedures.

More and more men are realizing that there’s no reason they can’t benefit from plastic surgery and other procedures.

A June 22 article on Bloomberg News discusses a new report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The report says that 31 percent of male respondents say that they would likely seriously contemplate a surgery or another type of procedure to improve their appearance. 58 percent of these men were in the 25 to 34 year-old cohort. Beverly Hills based plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known more casually to his patients and colleagues as Dr. J, says that thid is just the latest data point in a long-brewing trend in which more and more men are realizing that there’s no reason they can’t benefit from plastic surgery and other procedures.

Dr. J points out that he sees a number of patients for the three most popular male procedures cited in the study: nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), ear pinning (otoplasty), and surgeries to address gynecomastia (a condition associated with oversized male breasts). He notes that the prevalence of these and other procedures seem to arise out of a number of relatively recent societal changes.

Dr. J says that gynecomastia, liposuction, and tummy tuck procedures for men are a case in point. He says that, not so long ago, most of society’s focus was on the shape and appearance of women’s bodies. Since the latter part of the 20th century, however, males have been gradually becoming more and more body conscious to the point where it’s now quite common for men to work out and watch their weight in order to…

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