Cosmetic plastic surgery has surged in popularity in recent years, with growing numbers of men and women worldwide opting to go under the knife to obtain the bodily figure they’ve always wanted. Some of the traditional reasons people turned to cosmetic surgery included to fix a specific condition, to mold their body, and to remove or transfer fat from certain stubborn areas.
One emerging reason people are turning to cosmetic surgery is to boost their morale. Research and patient testimonials have shown that after cosmetic surgery, a significant boost in self-esteem will likely occur. Unsurprisingly, looking better helps people feel more happy and confident in their own skin.
With improved confidence and self-esteem comes a more outgoing life, increased participation in social events, less reluctance to interact interpersonally, and a healthier lifestyle overall. Additional studies have shown that cosmetic surgery’s benefits are not only reflected in the patient’s social life but also in their work or business lives too.
Let’s be completely honest; we all wish we could fit into those pairs of jeans or pants we have had in our closet for months or years. That feeling that anything in your closet can, and will fit you, is a confidence boost on its own.
Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise
Cosmetic plastic surgery has been surging in recent years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the industry is now worth $10.1 billion in the United States as of 2018. Almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures nationwide last year, a quarter of a million more than in 2017. In fact, the data shows that the number of cosmetic procedures done has increased each year for the last five years.
Of the people turning to cosmetic procedures as a solution, women comprise roughly 90 percent of the patients. Yet, we find it imperative to point out that there has actually been a surge in the number of men undergoing these surgeries. From the mid-1990s through 2015, the number of cosmetic procedures performed on men has tripled, and we expect this trend to continue.
These stats reaffirm what we have seen in society over the past decade: Americans (and patients worldwide) searching for the perfect body will go to any lengths to remove that excess fat and look better than ever. People now want long-lasting results, not a small patch-up that will solve an issue in the short-term, and they increasingly believe cosmetic procedures will help them see those results.
Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries
While women still make up about 91 percent of all cosmetic plastic surgeries, a similar amount as the 1990s, the number of men undergoing these procedures is on the rise. The most common methods used today are the following:
- Breasts (breast augmentations and breast reductions)
- Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lifts)
- Abdomen (Liposuction and tummy tuck)
- Upper and lower back
- Thighs and knees
- Fat grafting (Fat Transfer)
Cosmetic surgery can inspire you to live a healthier and more active lifestyle, which can be fundamental to improving your mental well-being. You should consider all the cosmetic options available to determine which is the best for you and which can yield the best results.
After undergoing cosmetic surgery, patients will have an urge to become more active, take advantage of their newfound confidence, and live a happier and healthier lifestyle. After all, before and after results are amazing, so why not show off your amazing new body and have some fun while you do it?