Are men feeling pressured to use Botox?

Are men feeling pressured to use Botox?
Are men feeling pressured to use Botox?

Plastic surgeons in the U.S. are seeing an increase in men seeking Botox injections to secure a younger-looking face, according to Market Watch. The news source reported that Botox injections among male patients rose 6 percent from 2011 to 2012, while there has been an overall 20 percent increase in plastic surgery procedures for men since 2000.

While older women might go under the knife because of natural changes in their bodies, the news outlet stated that the long-lasting effects of the recession might be the reason men are taking trips to the plastic surgeon's office for Botox injections. People who are searching for employment and are over the age of 55 tend to be unemployed for an average 50.4 weeks, compared to the average 34.2 weeks for those younger than 55. 

There might be other factors at play as well. A feature article published in the March 2013 issue of Details magazine suggested that men are going under the knife to create more masculine features, such as square jaws. 

Although men might be frequenting plastic surgery offices more often, the Market Watch stated that men only make up 9 percent of all plastic surgery procedures in the U.S.