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Plastic Surgery for Guys… Yay or Nay?

When a man gets a little nip or tuck to improve his looks, is this attractive to you?  Is Burt Reynolds really at “D*mn, he looks good” or “D*mn he looks done”?

From Cosmo’s Beauty Bloggers:

If you look at just about any Hollywood event or watch any episode of The Real Housewives, it’s pretty obvious that people are having a lot more work done these days. (Have you ever played the “frozen forehead” game? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, next time you watch an awards show, keep a running tally of how many celebs’ eyebrows don’t move when they smile.) Injections like Botox are gaining popularity by the minute, but what’s really surprising is that more men are opting for major surgery, not just needles. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), show that the number of facelifts, liposuction, and breast reduction (yes, man-boob jobs!) were all up in 2010. A lot of these guys are baby-boomers (in their 50s and 60s), and are trying to look as good as their wives or girlfriends. But are they taking it too far?  Do you think this is surprising, or just the way our world is headed? Would you be horrified if your dad got plastic surgery?”

…and from LA Weekly Blogs:

“When it comes to facelifts, liposuction, breast reduction and other cosmetic surgeries, women have always been more willing than men to go under the knife.  Pain in the name of beauty, or some twisted version of it.  But that trend is slowly dying, as more men than ever are trying surgery as a way to make themselves look better.  According to recent stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13 percent of all cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2010, up from 8 percent in 2008.  From 2009 to 2010, male facelifts rose 14 percent, ear surgeries increased 11 percent and male breast reductions were up six percent.  Hollywood is already full of brave men who’ve opted for the less natural look, such as Barry Manilow, Bruce Jenner and Carrot Top, but plastic surgery is apparently no longer reserved for the rich and famous.

“The growth in cosmetic surgical procedures for men may be a product of our aging baby boomers who are now ready to have plastic surgery,” ASPS president Phillip Haeck said in a statement. “They want to look good. So when they have the financial means to do it, they are ready to do it now.”

According to the ASPS, the top five cosmetic procedures for men in 2010 were:
Nose Reshaping
Eyelid Surgery
Breast Reduction
Hair Transplants”

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