According to a recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), more and more men are seeking cosmetic procedures. In fact, 31 percent of men say they were "extremely likely" to consider either a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Of this 31 percent, more than half were millennials between the ages of 25 and 34 years old the other 34 percent were between the ages of 18 and 24. What is driving millennial men to seek treatments? Confidence. Forty-four percent say they would get a treatment done to feel better about themselves, and 31 percent say they would get something "fixed" to please a partner. The men are seeking to improve their eyes, skin and hair. In total, 60 percent said that their hair (or the lack of) bothered them the most.
"The face of plastic surgery, thanks to cultural shifts about plastic surgery and the many advances in minimally invasive technologies, continues to get younger," shares Fred G. Fedok M.D., president of the AAFPRS and a facial plastic surgeon. "The demand for non-surgical treatments is growing at a faster rate than that of surgery in this country, with many millennials and now generation Z'ers adopting Botox as routine wrinkle prevention and lasers and chemical peels as standard practice for turning back the clock on sun damage and obtaining clear, beautiful skin."