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.