May 27

Male Specialists

You can always count on the Wall Street Journal to do their homework and give you an article worth reading. Plastic surgeons Ohio have plenty to read about in their industry, but this is easily one of the most interesting pieces of literature I’ve perused over the last month or so. Females are generally understood to be the demographic of Ohio plastic surgeons, as well as the rest of the industry outside of Ohio too. However, the article points out that men are a growing prospective clientele.

While many men are looking to correct facial features such as sagging chins, wrinkles and droopy eyelids, men are also turning to cosmetic procedures for other parts of the body to achieve a trimmer and more masculine appearance.  For example, there was a 6% increase last year in the number of men who had surgery known as gynecomastia, to remove enlarged breast tissue. Phillip Haeck…tells the Health Blog that the condition is extremely distressing to many males, who may avoid ever being seen with their shirt off.

It’s no longer just you, ladies, now men are joining the fray too. It will be interesting to see if certain plastic surgeons begin to specialize in male surgeries as that market becomes more viable on its own.

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May 19

Unsurprising Trend

The ASPS, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is one of the most respected authorities on matters relating to plastic surgery, so it is no surprise when they commission polls that tell us something new and exciting about the industry. Their latest survey confirms a suspicion that plastic surgeons Ohio have long held, which is that more men are making use of the plastic surgery industry.

The results of the survey, conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS),  are surprising. Most Americans are presumably still reeling from the bad economy. But the belt-tightening apparently didn’t include men who wanted to really do some belt-tightening. Male liposuction procedures increased 7 percent from 2009.

The ASPS says men underwent 1.1 million procedures in 2010 – an increase of 2 percent.

Face lifts appear to be the single operation which made the largest gains amongst males. This is a trend that is culturally shocking, but which makes all the sense in the world. Men make up a smaller portion of the market, so it is easier for them to make gains. With the ever-increasing acceptance of these procedures, it is no wonder that more men, by percentage, than women chose to have some work done. Any Ohio plastic surgeon probably could have predicted this trend. Ohio plastic surgeons, to their credit, tend to understand their customers quite well.

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