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Men Are Using Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to Stay Competitive at Work

Did you know that 34 per cent of the Australian population over the age of 65 are still working? More than ever, men and women alike are delaying their retirement. Of course, while they are making an active contribution to the workforce, they don’t want to be dismissed.

Unfortunately, while they are a fountain of wisdom and expertise, older workers are dismissed and treated as less valuable members of the team. To keep a competitive edge and stay at the top of their game, men are increasingly turning to plastic surgery to look younger.

An Increase in Men Getting Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Men in Australia and across the world are reporting increasing pressure to look younger. Since 1997, the number of men getting plastic surgery has increased 325 per cent, with a 53 per cent increase since 2011. At my clinics in Sydney and Newcastle, I’ve seen an incredible surge in men looking for minimally invasive procedures like anti-wrinkle injections as well as traditional cosmetic surgery options like face and neck lifts as well as liposuction.

The Reality of the Workplace

While there’s no official data on why men are opting to go under the knife, plastic surgeons all over Australia, the US, and Europe have been reporting similar stories. In my own experience, I’ve found a large number of men focused on looking younger to give themselves a competitive edge.

It’s is especially common amongst men working in start-up or venture capital environments as well as those working in customer-facing positions. Many of their younger colleagues and clients feel that they are disconnected from the younger generation and the current issues that they are facing. Of course, Millennials are an essential consumer base and older people often feel- or are simply perceived to be- disconnected from this group.

Moreover, our youth-obsessed culture simply views younger men as a greater asset. Appearing older can put men at a serious disadvantage in the workplace. Whether you are job hunting, attracting customers, or just looking to be seen as a powerful and relevant force in the boardroom, plastic surgery is seen by many men as a good solution.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Choices for Men

One of the most common operation that men choose is blepharoplasty, a procedure that turns back the clock by tightening up loose skin and opening up your eyes. It’s a good option for droopy eyelids as well as wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.

Another common request is for a stronger jawline. As men age, the dreaded so-called turkey neck begins to appear, even for men who have maintained their weight. Face and neck lifts can be an ideal way to eliminate loose skin and excess fat to create a youthful, strong jawline.

Men of all ages have found that gynaecomastia surgery can be truly transformative. Whatever your age and fitness level, excess breast fat (or “man boobs” as they are often called) can be an issue that seriously impacts your wardrobe and self-confidence even websites like about my gamer has employees who have done plastic surgery. A simple and safe procedure can remove excess tissue and fat to give you the body you have always dreamt of having.

Of course, men aren’t limited to any particular types of plastic surgery. While cosmetic surgery used to be considered to be catered to women, modern men have been increasingly interested in taking charge of their looks. From anti-ageing procedures to more traditional option like liposuction and nose jobs, there is a solution out there for every issue.

Ready to learn more? Dr Turner specialises in creating natural looking results so that you can get the look that you are after, without anyone ever knowing you’ve had something done.

Men do Think About Their Looks

Believe it or not, men do think about their looks – a lot! Commissioned by the Central YMCA and the eating disorder charity Succeed Foundation, the Centre of Appearance Research at the University of the West of England conducted a study on 394 British men. Their finds were truly shocking for any woman who thinks that men just throw on some clothes and are out the door without giving their bodies a second thought.

They found that 80.7% of men talk about their body image with anxiety and focus on their perceived flaws and imperfections. In comparison, 75% of women have anxiety over their body image.

Men Get Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

The professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Metropolitan University, Alan White, said: “These findings are worrying but not surprising. There’s been a big increase in the numbers of British men having cosmetic procedures such as a nose job or removal of male breast tissue; that’s gone from almost nothing to quite a significant industry over the last 10 years. All this fuels the idea of the body beautiful and encourages a quick fix rather than appropriate diet and physical fitness levels.”

And, he is not exaggerating. The number of men getting plastic surgery has increased dramatically over recent years. Whether or not they consider it to be taboo, they are certainly getting it done behind closed doors.

Men’s Height & Weight Matter Too

There’s no doubt that women get a lot scrutiny, but men aren’t immune from it either! According to a study done at the University of Florida, tall men make more money which increases their chance to get a girlfriend. It’s not a minor difference either. On average, a man can expect an extra A$1000  per year for every inch added to his height.

It’s not just height either. Men’s weight has a major role in their earning potential. According to George Washington University, an obese man can expect to earn A$6,000 less per year than a colleague with a BMI that is considered within a healthy range. While that doesn’t quiet compare to the A$10,000 an obese woman loses every year compared to her smaller colleagues, it can still make a difference.

How Three Male Celebrities Inspired Millions of Men to Care About Image

Do you Think women are the only ones who care about their looks? Think again! While a lot of men out there are trying for the “effortlessly” cool look, they are nonetheless putting a lot of effort into their appearance. Between clean eating, logging hours at the gym, and reading up on fashion trends, guys today have definitely stepped up their game.

One of the biggest trends for men these days is Cosmetic plastic surgery and, like so many fads, it all started out in Hollywood. Male celebrities have been getting cosmetic surgery for years and slowly but surely men everywhere are following suit. In fact, according to the stats for American plastic surgeons, male plastic surgery has increased a whopping 325 per cent since 1997.

Who are the Male Trendsetters?

In my own experience, and according to plastic surgeons from around the world, men are often interested in stealing celebrity looks.

The most requested facial features are the jawlines of Tom Brady, Daniel Craig and Brad Pitt.

Another trending look is the newly popular and much-discussed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who seems to have many coveted features.

Who wants Male Plastic Surgery?

It’s not just American men who are getting plastic surgery. In my clinics in Newcastle and Sydney, I’ve seen a massive increase every single year in the number of Australian men who are looking for a change. And, why not? Cosmetic surgery today is better than ever before.

Using cutting edge technologies, the results are unbelievably natural looking and the procedures are safer than ever before.

With every man I meet, I hear a new story. In many cases, my patients have dealt with a lifetime of insecurity over a particular part of their body. They start to hear more about plastic surgery and how much it’s advanced in recent years. Slowly but surely, they decide they are ready to bite the bullet and come talk about it.

Why Men Get Cosmetic Surgery

Of course, while men want to look good, there’s more to the story. More than ever before, men are worried about how their looks affect their lives. For older men in the business world, a loss of youthful looks can feel like a hit to their career. Since we as a society have always traditionally equated things like a strong jawline with health, confidence and power, men are increasingly preoccupied with how an ageing appearance can cause them to look and feel less relevant in the world place.

Likewise, we’ve seen a surge in treatments like anti-wrinkle injections that can prevent premature ageing and dermal fillers that can restore a youthful volume while filling in wrinkles.

While some men are interested in turning back the clock, others have decided it’s time to deal with old issues. Many men- young, old, fat, thin- have dealt with excess breast tissue (so-called man boobs) for their entire lives and are ready for a change. Sound familiar? Maybe you are more concerned with your nose than your chest. Whatever your case may be, there’s a solution out there that will have you feeling and looking your best.


The first step in getting started is setting up a one-to-one consultation. As one of Australia’s top plastic surgeons, Dr Scott Turner has busy practices in both Newcastle and Sydney. He has changed the way that countless men look and feel about themselves and he can do the same for you!


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