Men less inclined toward cosmetic surgery in tough economy
Cosmetic procedures on men declined 2 percent last year, while the number of procedures done on women increased by 29 percent, according to statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
â€œFor the time being, males and females are beginning to separate themselves in regards to cosmetic surgery,â€ said AACS president Dr. Patrick McMenamin. According to Dr. McMenamin, womenâ€™s acceptance or willingness to try non-invasive cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers, Botox and laser treatments, may explain the percentage gap.
More widespread economic trends could be a more primary cause. In February, The Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that men lost 2.7 million jobs since the start of the recession – a figure that represents 82 percent of the total number of jobs lost.