Does Increased Demand for Male Facelifts Signal the End of the Mancession?
One of the commented aspects of the most recent recession is that it has disproportionately impacted male workers, causing the New York Times and others to dub it a “Mancession.” The disproportion between male and female unemployment in 2008 and 2009 were higher than at any time since job figures began being recorded. As a result, demand for many male plastic surgery procedures saw a sharp decline. In 2008, this phenomenon was most marked, with gynecomastia treatment dropping by 16%, compared to a 12% drop in breast augmentation for women and blepharoplasty for men dropping by 11%, compared to an 8% drop in the procedure for women.
Now, though, it looks like men might be fighting to regain lost ground. Facelifts for men surged by 14% in 2010, compared to a 9% increase for women. Gynecomastia treatment for men grew by 6%, compared to a 2% increase in breast augmentation. Liposuction for men grew by 7%, compared to a 2% increase for women.
Although men’s cosmetic plastic surgery procedures have dropped 48% since 2000, much more than the 10% overall drop from women, men have in recent years maintained parity with women so that the proportion of male plastic surgery remains about 13%.
Whether you are a man or a woman, plastic surgery remains a good option for correcting aspects of your appearance that make you self-conscious. If you are among the people who are benefiting from the economic recovery and would like to get a plastic surgery procedure you have long been considering, please call or email the Cosmetic Surgical Center today to schedule a consultation.