Demand for Cosmetic Surgery for Men on the Rise
- August 4, 2015

The number of middle-aged and older men signing up for cosmetic surgery has increased dramatically in recent years. Cosmetic surgeons have estimated the number of New Zealand men who are going under the knife has increased 30 to 50 percent in the past 10 years. While women still make up the majority of cosmetic surgery patients, the number of men choosing both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures is increasing at a faster rate.

Surgeons have also reported it's not just white collar executives turning up for procedures but average Kiwi blokes - builders, painters and rugby players.

One of the key factors thought to be driving this increase is a change in people's attitudes. There is much less of a stigma placed on men wanting to improve their appearance these days as well as an increased awareness of the connection between looking good and feeling good.

People are also continuing to work for longer than they used to and older men are more often finding themselves competing in the job market against much younger candidates. They want to look as young and dynamic as they feel and to feel confident about all parts of their life including their appearance.

There is also a greater awareness of the importance of staying healthy these days. Weight loss surgery and cosmetic surgeries for severe weight loss are more common. Even after reaching their goals, many people, including men, may require surgery to smooth out trouble areas that don’t respond to exercise and diet.

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure of any kind, find out as much as you can. Talk to your regular doctor and choose your cosmetic surgeon carefully. Only choose a professional who is qualified and has a good reputation. If you have any queries regarding reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery, contact Brandon Adams' clinics in Tauranga or Hamilton.