In a world where your looks and youth are essential advantages to help you get where you want to go, it isn’t really surprising that the male sex has caught on to the trend of altering their features. Whether through surgery, fillers, injections, or “Brotox“, the number of men who get these procedures done has increased in the past few years. These operations aren’t just for women anymore, despite what society has shown. More males are walking around with more chiseled facial structures, firmer skin, and well built bodies, and it really isn’t hard to see why.
In this day and time the more younger and fresher you look, the more marketable you are. The entertainment industry is especially picky when it chooses its actors, singers, and even people for 30 second commercials. Actors are constantly picked at, and prodded to go through treatments to tighten their skin, lift their butts, and attempt grueling workouts to get the results that are expected. There are some who have attempted to push back against this though, but it hasn’t made the status quo much more lenient. Men are also pressured to get hair plugs or transplants in their 30s or 40s, the years where the hair starts to weaken and fall out. A healthy full mane is a symbol of youth and prosperity and many entertainers find their opportunities for work slowly decreasing when their hair is missing in some places.
Men also feel the need to look younger so they can stay on top of their game in their love life. Having a mid life crisis is common for some men as they get anxious about losing their touch in wooing the opposite sex. Some may resort to buying expensive cars, courting younger women, and doing other things that are out of their character or league. By enhancing their features men are also able to reinvent masculinity or their interpretation of what a man is or should be. Will getting these enhancements really create a sense of empowerment among the male sex, or will it create more body issues? Time will tell.
Cosmetic procedures have been around for a long time. Women have been the main ones attempting to lift their breasts, perk up their bottoms, or change the shape of their bodies and faces to live up to the expectations others have set for them. Men are now accompanying them to do the same thing because some of them are also starting to be affected by societies demands to be fresh and “in”. If you are a guy and you’re considering having surgery, you should give great consideration to your reasons and decided if those reasons are valid.