Yorkville, Ontario (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
According to Dr. Cory Torgerson MD, PhD, FRCSC (http://www.drtorgerson.com), a prominent Canadian nasal and facial plastic surgeon with a private cosmetic surgery practice on Yorkville Avenue in Downtown Toronto, an ever-growing group of middle-aged men are going under the knife to hold back the relentless march of time. In addition, men are now looking to facial fillers and injections to obtain a more youthful appearance. At his own private cosmetic surgery clinic in Toronto, Dr. Torgerson has witnessed a steady increase in the number of men seeking cosmetic treatment and cosmetic surgical procedures, in order to improve their looks and boast their self-confidence. “In my own practice, approximately 35% of my cosmetic patients are male. This is a significant increase that reflects society’s changing attitudes,” says Torgerson.
According to the AAFPRS (American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery), the most common procedures for men in 2010 were Botox injections, hyaluronic acid injections (facial filler), rhinoplasty and hair transplants. Botox treatments alone have increased for men by over 250% since the year 2000 (ASPS stats).
There is also a documented surge in the percentage of men coming in for age reversal surgeries such as facelifts and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). The increase is being fuelled by the fact that plastic surgery is becoming more acceptable for men and that more men are willing to spend their hard-earned cash post-recession.
While more men than ever before are undergoing facial cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance and slow down the hands of time, the number of men getting Botox injections and volumizing facial fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm is also rising. With the encouragement of wives and girlfriends, spurred on by the pressure of competing in a tough job market and simply the desire to look as good as they feel, more men are agreeing with the idea that a little cosmetic help can go a long way.
The reasons for men choosing to step into a cosmetic surgeon’s office are varied. For the baby boomer generation, looking good has always been important. In fact, it’s the baby boomers who are now reaching retirement age who are the new face of the male plastic surgery trend. They have the financial means to do it, they are ready to do it and they want to look good.
Many just want to maintain an appearance that is natural, yet make the subtle changes that will make them look more alert and energized. Some men are finding that their workout at the gym is simply not providing the benefits it once did and that the fight against gravity is a losing battle. Others are motivated by an ever-changing work force and a desire to have an increased edge in an interview or business deal, seeing cosmetic procedures as an investment in both their career and future.
“Men are notoriously poor at looking after their skin,” states Dr. Torgerson. “Inevitably, we start almost all my male patients on a comprehensive skin care regime as a basic starting point. From there, one can start with the non-invasive injectable procedures which can easily be done over a lunch break (Botox, Restylane etc.). Finally, if the male patient is a good candidate, cosmetic surgery options would be explored. There is no question that how you look affects the way you feel. No matter what your age, simply doing the right thing at the right time will always make the most natural impact,” explains Torgerson.
Whatever the motivation may be that is prompting more men to take the step towards cosmetic surgery; the most important thing is finding a qualified cosmetic surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).
Dr. Cory Torgerson Facial Cosmetic Surgery
70 Yorkville Ave, Suite 31
Toronto ON M5R 1B9
Phone: 647 343 0207
About Dr Cory Torgerson Facial Cosmetic Surgery: With a fresh and modern approach to cosmetic surgery, Dr Cory Torgerson, a prominent Toronto nasal and facial plastic surgeon with advanced training from Canada’s most prestigious medical schools, helps clients realize their full natural potential. This stylish, state of the art and private cosmetic surgery clinic is conveniently located in the Yorkville district of downtown Toronto. Dr Cory Torgerson Facial Cosmetic Surgery offers an extensive array of effective cosmetic surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments, including face lifts, facial implants, rhinoplasty, Botox and neck liposuction, using the very latest techniques. To learn more about the many cosmetic facial treatments and procedures provided by Dr Cory Torgerson Facial Cosmetic Surgery or to arrange a private consultation, visit http://www.drtorgerson.com or call 647 343 0207.