While the overwhelming majority of my patients are still Latin women, the number of men seeking cosmetic plastic surgery is definitely on the rise. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing segments of my practice in 2011 so far.
The most common procedures for men are liposuction of the love handles and lower abdomen, as well as the chest. These are the most frequent patterns of male fat deposits. With the advances in liposculpture and the minimal downtime, it appeals to more men. Who doesn’t want to look better at the beach?
The other frequently performed procedures on men are nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelids, and face and neck. As we live longer, and have to work more years, a youthful appearance is associated with more energy. Not to mention, the pursuit of women sometimes changes a man’s perspective on plastic surgery.
Skin care, wrinkle injections such as botox and fillers, as well as peels are also on the rise in Hispanic men. Little or no downtime from work and instant results are an easy sell.
So, if you are a Hispanic man, it is time to consider the benefits that cosmetic surgery has to offer. If you are a the wife or girlfriend of a Hispanic man, and feel there is room for improvement, give him the support he needs to come in.