Earlier this week rumours were circulating that Bruce Jenner had indulged in more plastic surgery. As he posed next to a picture of himself from over 30 years ago, the 62 year old showed the extent of the surgery he’d had, but do men who have surgery look better for it?
Antonia Mariconda, Beauty Expert and Author at thecosmediccoach.com says, “My personal opinion is that men should be cautious with plastic surgery and opt for as natural results as possible.
“I speak to, and see lots of men weekly who seek plastic surgery, for all sorts of reasons. Most men want discreet results, nothing too drastic as they do not like looking ‘overdone’”
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, Plastic & Laser Surgeon & Medical Director of the London Medical & Aesthetic Clinic on Harley Street (lmaclinic.co.uk) says that men increasingly want subtle surgeries.
He says, “Over the last two years there's been a significant increase in men having Cosmetic Surgery. I have seen an increase of 30% of men coming into my clinic to have cosmetic treatments.
“Specifically men are asking for the SmartLipo MPX (laser assisted lipo) treatment to tighten skin and sculpt fat. Men in their 30s and 40s that exercise a lot, eat well but have stubborn areas of fat that are not shifting.”
Although there is an increase in Dr Al-Ayoubi’s clinic, he admits that men are judged more for having surgical procedures.
He says, “Men are judged much more than women when having cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, they receive a great deal more negative comments than women do, which is why men are more discreet about it, they try to avoid talking about surgery with their wives, girlfriends, even their male best friends.”
It’s not just the discreet procedures that are in demand though. Harley Street surgeon, Dr Yannis Alexandrides, has seen a year on year increase of 15 per cent from men wanting tummy tucks, something that is traditionally associated with women.
Dr Al-Ayoubi has also seen an increase in more noticeable surgeries.
He says, “I have also seen a dramatic increase in men wanting nose jobs, there is more demand for surgical face lifting treatments too.”
Unfortunately, there are times when surgery goes wrong, and the results can be disastrous.
Antonia says, “Surgery that is ‘overdone’ on men can look dramatically unnatural. For men, concealing is difficult, as women can conceal with make-up, hair and all manner of tricks, but for men results are much more obvious.”
The key is to choose well when consulting which surgeon you are going to use for your procedure.
Antonia says, “For a man an excellent plastic surgeon is the key to great results, an expert surgeon should know how to deliver great results to a man in the most natural way possible.”
As long as the results look natural, why shouldn’t a man have a little surgery to keep the years off? But don’t go too far, we don’t want a generation of Pete Burns’.
Cara Mason @FemaleFirst_UK