In a report for the Today Show, NBC Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman recently reported that couples cosmetic procedures are the hottest new trend in the plastic surgery field. In part, the phenomenon is attributable to the rising acceptance of cosmetic enhancements for men, a notion that was once considered almost a taboo.
In 2011, approximately 1.2 million American men sought some form of cosmetic surgery, which represented a 6% increase over 2010, according to figures compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Some men are even being compelled to try to shave 10 years off their appearance in an effort to be more competitive in the tight job market that favors younger candidates.
When couples elect to have surgeries performed in tandem, however, the usual motivation is a desire to appear to "match" in appearance. One spouse does not want to look significantly older than the other. Many also choose to recover together, making a "medical vacation" of the required downtime after the surgery.
Some of the more common dual procedures include eye lift surgery for men performed at the same time their wives have face lifts, and male liposuction paired with a female breast implant procedure. In discussing dual procedures, couples should try to match both their goals and the length of the required recovery.
A physician who is specifically board certified in plastic surgery is the best options for couples seeking dual work. The more qualified the surgeon, the greater the chance the finished work will look natural and will make the couple appear to be the same age.
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