Owning It

What do pop superstar Enrique Iglesias, American Idol bad boy Simon Cowell, and international heart throb George Clooney have in common with men from Sydney, Melbourne, and even Cooladdi? Quite a lot as it turns out.

Posted: 25 November 15

By Louisa McKay

What do pop superstar Enrique Iglesias, American Idol bad boy Simon Cowell, and international heart throb George Clooney have in common with menfrom Sydney, Melbourne,and even Cooladdi? Quite a lot as it turns out.

The demand to look fitter, younger, and more masculine than the competition is the same whether you work in Hollywood or Hobart.

“The number of men flocking to plastic surgeons for both surgical and nonsurgical procedures continues to increase dramatically and is up 43% this year alone,” – Dr Michael Edwards, MD, President, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Once a hush-hush affair performed in closely guarded secrecy, male cosmetic enhancement has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Celebrities show off their sculpted bodies and chiselled features, and eagerly share the details of their experiences with talk show hosts and tabloids.

Costhetics thought you’d enjoy hearing what they have to say.

Muscle-Man “The Rock” Shamed by Excess Breast Tissue as Teen

Man boobs,” the excess male breast tissue known medically as gynaecomastia is a cause of embarrassment for millions of men, including one you might not expect: “The Rock.”

Before he had an enviable chest of steel, pro-wrestler and star of HBO’s new series “Ballers,” Dwayne Johnson had excess breast tissue on his chest:

(source:  www.plasticsurgeryeffect.com)

In 2005, he said that he had undergone the surgical procedure to remove the accumulation of fatty breast tissue for purely “aesthetic” reasons.

Cosmetic Injectables Are Simon Cowell’s Open Secret

At 54 and with a net worth of $550 million, Simon Cowell has no reason not to look great for his age.

(Source: www.examiner.com)

He admits freely to his enthusiasm for cosmetic injectables, both muscle relaxants to erase forehead lines and dermal fillers to plump deflated areas of the face. His American Idol co-star Ryan Seacrest once quipped, “Simon Cowell’s had so much Botox that he can’t scowl!”

“To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste. “It works, you do it once a year – who cares?” – Simon Cowell in Glamour Magazine

Simon is also famously quoted as saying that George Clooney could play him in the movies, “if he had a bit of Botox.”

George Clooney Tells All to Julia Roberts

He may have been crowned the Sexist Man Alive by People Magazine, but actor George Clooney was looking tired around the eyes. He choose an upper and lower blepharoplasty to get rid of excess and bulging skin. The procedure also helped open his eyes, which were beginning to look small and squinty.

(Source:  www.surgerypic.com)

“I had my eyes done,” he candidly admitted to actress Julie Roberts for a segment on an Oprah Winfrey Oscars special. “Can you tell? It’s important to look awake.”

Top 8 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures for Men

The beauty industry and celebrity endorsements are turning sceptics into believers as more and more men realise the benefits of cosmetic enhancement. In their 18th annual report on multi-specialty statistical data on cosmetic enhancement, ASPS revealed dramatic increases in the number of men choosing to undergo eight key procedures, the majority of them non-surgical.

  • Non-Surgical
    • Muscle relaxants (up 84%)
    • Dermal fillers (up 94%)
    • Non-surgical skin tightening (up 37%)
    • Intense Pulse Light (up 44%)

We say bravo to all the men who are waging full-on war against the ravages of time and sharing their stories with the public. You certainly look good to us.

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