Surgeons see increase in couples surgery

April 19, 2012 Comments Off on Surgeons see increase in couples surgery

One of the fastest growing plastic surgery trends isn't what surgeries are being performed, but who exactly is going under the knife. Experts from some of the leading plastic surgery associations say they are seeing a growing number of couples both getting cosmetic procedures, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The anecdotal evidence seems to line up with recent findings that procedures such as the male tummy tuck are becoming more common. Some doctors believe the phenomenon could be the result of a competitive instinct many men have.

"Sometimes the man will say, 'Well, I think my wife's looking good, and I don't want to look as old as I look when she looks so young and energetic,'" Dr. Malcolm Z. Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), told the times. Roth added that he has even seen some couples celebrate anniversaries by getting cosmetic surgery. 

Men may also be responsible for the uptick in chin implant procedures performed during 2011. According to the ASPS, more than 10,500 men had the surgery last year, a 76 percent increase compared to 2010.

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