Face-lifts: Men get more plastic surgeries, but women still get the most

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Vanity, thy name is: dude? Sort of, new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show.

Men are getting more plastic surgery, the organization trumpeted in a news release.

But women still receive 91% of cosmetic procedures.

First, the guys: Plastic surgery is up. The total number of surgeries performed on men increased 2% from 2009 to 2010, to 1.1 million. The fastest-growing procedure? Face-lifts, which went up 14% to 10,903 performed.

Men also got 10% more filler treatments (78,472), 9% more Botox treatments (336,834), 7% more liposuctions (23,899) and 4% more eyelid surgeries (31,476). The number of nose jobs -- the most popular procedure for men -- decreased, falling 4% to 63,585 in 2010.


“The growth in cosmetic surgical procedures for men may be a product of our aging baby boomers who are now ready to have plastic surgery,” said ASPS president Dr. Phillip Haeck, in a news release.

That may be. But women, who got 11.5 million cosmetic procedures in 2010 -- that’s about 10 times more than men did -- also got 2% more surgeries in 2010 (1.4 million). And they got 6% more minimally invasive procedures such as fillers and Botox injections (10.2 million). Men got only 2% more of such treatments (918,000).

The guys might be catching on, but the ladies have kept the lead.


More from the Los Angeles Times on the cosmetic procedures statistics.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons publishes its 2010 statistics. (These include numbers about plastic surgeries among women, too.)