COSMETIC SURGERY FOR
There’s been a surprising explosion in vanity surgery for men. Inside Out investigates with the help of Mike Wood and his first hand experience.
From Botox to liposucton, nose jobs to breast implants. The domain of
cosmetic surgery is often associated with vain women.
But Inside Out discovers that a growing number of men
are willing to pay thousands of pounds to improve
what God, genetics or exercise couldn’t!
Images of perfection
King has witnesses the increase|
Beautiful men selling anything from aftershave to underpants
can be seen wherever you look.
Steve King, editor of Men’s Health magazine, explains
this barrage of images of ‘perfection’ has resulted in a rush of men desperate
to go under the knife.
"I hate to say it," says Steve, "but women are putting
pressure on men."
"They want us to look like the guy from the Calvin Klein
|Popular Male Procedures|
- Rhinoplasty, £2995
- Liposuction, £2250+
- Botox, £195
- Ear correction, £1875
- Injectable fillers, £300+
Source: Transform Medical Group.
Gus McGrouther is the only professor of plastic reconstructive
surgery in the country.
He says, "It’s a matter of choice as to how far people
will go to fit into the pressures of society."
Many men choose processes such as Botox and restylane
to avoid a stint under the knife.
Although both can tackle a wrinkly forehead or crows
feet, the legislation for botox is different to that of restylane.
Botox is a brand name for a prescription medicine and
can only be administered by doctors.
Restylane can in theory be administered by anyone as
it is not a prescription medicine.
Mike Wood is a car dealer from Stockport. He’s been around
the block a few times and feels his face needs an MOT.
Mike decided to have Botox and restylane to iron-out
Mike says, "I’m a bit of a sucker for the ladies. I’m
not getting any younger so maybe I’ll be able to go for a younger girl."
Nowadays, anyone can pop out in their lunch break and
get their wrinkles done for £200 on the High Street.
But experts are quick to point out that cosmetic surgery
is fraught with dangers.
The following precautions should be taken before undertaking
- Choose a reputable clinic and surgeon
- Seek the opinions of previous patients
- Ensure surgeons are accredited
- Check that surgeons are on the General Medical Council’s
Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons
Mike Wood is delighted with his results, but it remains
to be seen whether it resulted in the younger lady he wished for!