Plastic Surgery Among American Men on the Rise

April 25, 2011 Updated: April 25, 2011

Plastic surgery procedures have experienced an increase among middle-aged Americanmen, according to a recent report by the Miami Herald over the weekend.

In 2010, plastic surgery operations went up by around 2 percent, with the majority of the procedures occurring among baby boomers, according to the newspaper, citing the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Between 2007 and 2009, about 1.1 million procedures were done each year, but in 2010, that number moved up to 1.2 million.

“It’s more acceptable,” 50-year-old Ivan Malave, who had several procedures done including having his eyelids tucked and a hair restored, told the Herald. “My father would’ve never ever thought of doing this, but I definitely feel I made the right decision.”

Overall, 13 million cosmetic procedures were done in 2010 for both men and women in the United States, up 5 percent from the previous year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said in a report released a few weeks ago.

Botox injections were the most commonly-done, minimally-invasive procedures for both men and women.