The short answer is “yes.” But over the last three decades, Dr. Popp said, he hasn’t seen any increase in the number of men who turn to him for procedures.
There just aren’t many men who come in. When they do, Dr. Popp said there are three areas that are most common for procedures:
“And they’re in that order of frequency,” he said. “Since I don’t do rhinoplasty, I am not sure where that would rank. I do know men have a fair number of those.”
Rhinoplasty is often referred to as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping.”
Occasionally, Dr. Popp sees men who seek Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to treat hair loss, but there aren’t many of those, either.
There may be an increase in cosmetic surgeries among men on both coasts, he said, but there’s no upward trajectory in Omaha, not even a trickle.
What men say when they DO come in
It’s all about function versus aesthetics.
Men usually tell Dr. Popp that something, like a beer belly, is in their way and that’s why they want a procedure. This is very different than women who openly disclose they don’t like the way they look.
“About 90% of the men are by themselves,” he said. “If a wife brings a husband in because of his neck waddle, eyelids or jowls, I ask the husband if it bothers him. Most of the time, he’ll say, ‘no, not at all.’ So I say ‘goodbye.”’
That’s the end of the discussion, Dr. Popp says, because procedures are about and for the patient.
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