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These days, men are becoming increasingly interested in looking attractive and young — and those who are serious about enhancing their physical features are not hesitant to knock on the door of cosmetic surgery clinics.
“About 8 per cent of the 3000 clients I receive a year are men. That’s not a huge number, but if you compare that figure to the past, that’s a big increase”, Dr. Ali Adibfar, a renowned cosmetic surgeon in Canada, says.
Dr. Adibfar says that men come to him to discuss everything from top to bottom: face, chest, abdomen, legs, and even buttocks.
About half of his male clients are gay, and they often opt for surgery on their buttocks to give them a more “up-tight” look.
And don’t assume women are the only ones to have their breasts done.
“Men who have noticeable breasts can have them cut and re-structured. One thing I can’t do is the beer belly, because the fat is around the organs, not underneath the skin. It’s very common among men, but it’s simply not possible.”
Dr. Adibfar, who will be giving a seminar on male plastic surgery at this weekend’s Anti-Aging Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, says that people should not be misguided about cosmetic surgery.
“I once had a client who came in quite depressed. It turned out that he had a body dismorphic image. I sent him to a psychologist instead.”