Plastic surgery is growing in popularity, as demonstrated by the multiple procedures among starlets. But the fastest growing segment in this market isn’t blonde actresses, it’s Asian men.
New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that Asian-American men represent the fastest growing ethnic group to favor plastic surgery – for success in both career and love.
The society reported that 866,000 Asian-Americans opted for cosmetic surgery in 2008. This number is nearly triple what was reported in 2000. The statistic also puts this ethnic group ahead of both Hispanics and African-Americans, two other groups steadily increasing their surgery counts.
Within this growing Asian trend, middle-aged men are currently seeking the most change. Requests include Botox injections, liposuction, hair restoration and skin lifts that add youth to the face and neck while tightening areas under their eyes. These older men, who are often well-established financially, tend to find such operations easy to finance.
Doctors note that these youthful changes can be real confidence boosters – and that men often get them to be more competitive in the job market and more appealing to romantic prospects.
In fact, a study last year by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery revealed that 75 percent of plastic surgeons say more people are paying for surgery simply to be more competitive in their career.