21 Mar '11, 6am

More US men getting plastic surgery, says study

More US men getting plastic surgery, says study

WASHINGTON: Facelifts are surging in popularity among American men as the country digs out of recession and the older set aims to compete with a younger, tech-savvy generation, a survey showed on Monday. Data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed cosmetic surgery procedures in men rose two per cent last year over 2009, including a 14 per cent rise in facelifts and a seven per cent hike in liposuction. Those figures still lag behind the all-time peak in plastic surgery reached in 2007 just before the financial downturn. But they do point to a new trend among men age 40-54, who had the majority of work done, for 48 per cent of the total procedures in the entire year, followed by people age 55 and over. "More than ever, this generation of men are pretty nervous about the younger guys they are competing with," said Phillip Haeck, president of the ASPS. "I...

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