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Men Major Force in Face Lift Increase--With Exclusive Commentary From Stephen Baker, MD, About Male Patient Motivations

Posted: April 7, 2011

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Plastic surgeons say that another trend they see in male plastic surgery is the type of patient seeking their services.

"Typically people think of celebrities and high-profile men undergoing cosmetic surgery," says Stephen Baker, MD, an ASPS member surgeon based in Washington DC. "And while that may be true, the typical male cosmetic surgery patient that I see is an average guy who wants to look as good as he feels. Most of my patients are ‘men's men,' the kind of guy you might not think would have plastic surgery."

Baker said that baby boomers who are now reaching retirement age are the new face of the male plastic surgery trend. "They want to look good. So when they have the financial means to do it, they are ready to do it now," says Baker.

In fact, one of Baker's patients is an "average Joe" named Joe Marek. Joe recently underwent a face lift and eyelid surgery. The 57-year old said, "I didn't feel that old. I felt young. I was working out. I was pretty active, and I wanted to look like I felt inside."

Joe also said his girlfriend supported his decision to have plastic surgery.

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