Although women still dominate the field of plastic surgery patients, more and more men are turning to Botox, laser treatments and even facelifts. In a business world increasingly focused on technology, wrinkles are no longer a sign of male wisdom and experience but simply of aging. In addition, no one wants to look tired on the job, and plastic surgery can help. While some men may seek plastic surgery to simply look better overall, most are looking for a competitive edge in the corporate and professional worlds. Those worlds aren’t kind to the aging worker – just ask all those people over 50 with great credentials who can’t find good jobs in their fields.
Perception becomes reality in the business world. Men who look like they’re under 50 – the more under, the better – give the perception of knowing more about tech and social media than those past the half-century mark. Whether it’s true or not doesn’t matter – youth equals tech knowledge, as far as the business world is concerned. Regular Botox injections, along with hair coloring or even hair transplantation, can shave years off a man’s appearance.
For those who work in the tech industry, the pressure is even greater. A 40-year-old surrounded by millennial co-workers seems old by comparison. In this field, guys as young as 35 might consider Botox, Juvederm or similar injectable procedures to retain their edge.
A lack of fitness also reveals a man’s true age. Older men may possess the “love handles,” sagging bellies and double chins not seen as often in their youthful counterparts. If diet and exercise don’t do the trick, liposuction and other procedures can take pounds and years off a man’s body.
One major difference between the way women and men approach plastic surgery is that men seek a youthful appearance, but are less likely to go under the knife to change their appearance. Women want to look younger, too, but they may desire a different nose, chin, eyelids, lips – the list goes on.
Plastic surgery is simply more accepted by both genders than it was a decade or so ago. That acceptance is only going to grow as millennials start hitting middle age in another 10 years. Perhaps most members of the millennial and following generations will never look a day over 40.
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