Over the recent years we have seen a rise in men undergoing cosmetic procedures. This was confirmed again in a survey carried out last month by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons where it has been seen that the average age of men opting for surgery has risen to 42 years old.
With high-profile celebrities such as David Beckham and Shane Warne said to be inspiring a new generation of the metro sexual man, this had “put pressure on other men to look a certain way,” says psychologist Amanda Hill.
“There are also increasing numbers of middle-aged men re-entering the dating scene who are swayed by the promises of surgery. But mostly I think men see women who have had surgery looking flawless and feel compelled to match them.”
This week the Daily Mail looked into how cosmetic surgery procedures affect married couples when the husbands have surgery.
Kennie from Crawley underwent an Otoplasty procedure to correct his protruding ears, which he had been self-conscious about for years. As his wedding day approached he decided that he didn’t want his protruding ears to be in his wedding pictures.
Kennie’s wife, Susan, recalled the instant change in him after his surgery.
“He smiled more, and he had the confidence to hold more conversations. Everyone complimented him, and our wedding day was undoubtedly better for it.”
Another married man from Basildon, David, decided to undergo liposuction to the stomach, chest and back. During his operation they took three and a half litres of fat which also caused David to lose 7lbs. David is that happy with the results that he is even trying to persuade his wife to follow in his lead.
“It was the best money I ever spent. It spurred me on to do more exercise. Looking good gives me a buzz , which hasn’t done our sex life any harm.
Until his early 20s, Alex from Chelmsford, was 19st, then he found the motivation to lose 5st through regular exercise and healthy eating, but unfortunately Alex was left with folds of skin around his stomach which frustrated him because he still hadn’t achieved the look he wanted.
When Alex, 30, met Charlotte, also 30, at the PA firm where he works he worried she wouldn’t find his body attractive so he looked into cosmetic surgery and decided to take a loan out to pay for tummy tuck surgery.
“I’m much more confident.Charlotte says I look amazing, and I think the operation will make our marriage happier.”
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