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Aesthetic surgeries for women from the men’s perspective  

Aesthetic surgeries for women from the men’s perspective  

A dream that most women have is to give birth to one or even more children, to become mothers, to complete their family.

Aesthetic surgeries for women from the men’s perspective 

Source: AI Plastic Surgery 

But with pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, their bodies change and self-confidence can be severely affected. We are talking about women who faced hormonal changes during and after childbirth, mothers who, in addition to their physical form, also underwent numerous changes such as behavioral, thinking, and everyday priorities. 

Although the role of mother is an extraordinary one, women, in themselves, tend towards beauty and even perfection, especially since the image has become the calling card, in 2022, the moment when the mass media, together with all social networks, promote a impeccable appearance, a perfect image, which we admire both in celebrities, influencers and ordinary people, on the street, who work hard and invest time and money for it. No matter how much we try to achieve an improved appearance with the help of non-invasive treatments or minimally invasive procedures, sometimes plastic surgery remains the only viable solution that can help them. 

What do men think about aesthetic surgeries after childbirth? 

According to a recent study (June 17, 2022), in America, where 1,000 men participated, we were able to observe their opinion and behavior in relation to mothers who resort to aesthetic interventions. The study was carried out at the Institute of Plastic Surgery, where hundreds of patients who requested a change after giving birth were observed. Some of the women came alone, others came with their partners or a family member. 

In order to draw the conclusions of the study, it was widely discussed with the women, mothers, but also with the men involved, where we could have access to them. The question from which the study was carried out was: “What were the attitudes of men towards the transformations of the mother?” and whether these changes were generally in her favor or against her will. 

The only way to get to the bottom of a problem is to go there, talk, ask, and get all the information you need from the people who are dealing with the situation being analyzed. That’s what happened with this study, where we conducted a large survey of 1000 American men who were married or involved in a serious relationship with a woman, which gave birth to one or even more children. 

Demographics 

Respondents covered a wide age range, analyzing the behavior and perceptions of a vast, behaviorally and socially diverse audience. 63% of the respondents were in the age group of 24-44 years and about 21% of them were aged up to 54 years. Another important aspect, 64% had at least one child. 

One of the surprising findings of this study was that 41% of the most important men in women’s lives had cosmetic surgery. This relatively large number of patients who have resorted to cosmetic procedures indicates to us that, at this moment, plastic surgery is something absolutely normal in America, these days. 

Plastic surgery is no longer a niche specialty addressed only to the rich and famous, but to ordinary people, ordinary people, who, with its help, manage to solve their physical complexes and gain more confidence in their own strength, in their physique and inner strength. Among others, the most accessed aesthetic surgical procedures were liposuction in the abdomen. 

The perception of men and the role of society 

When asked why they thought women would want to undergo plastic surgeries, an important distinction was made between women’s desire and men’s perception of the issue. 

More men answered that women choose this intervention because they believe that they should “feel” better in their own skin (41% of respondents), in contrast to about 30% of men who believe that women go for this type of procedure to “look” better, physically. Men have understood that the benefit of plastic surgery transcends just a better physical appearance. But rather, for women the main benefit translates into greater emotional than physical implications. 

We must also take into account the fact that the role of society is also an extremely important one, because each of us wants to integrate into certain social groups, make new friends or even be accepted by our family or those close to us. 

According to the data provided by the study, 58 men strongly agreed that “society puts too much pressure on women to look a certain way.” These days, it seems that social media and mass media have far too much of an impact on our perception of beauty than the traditional media of years past. Social media influencers, TV stars or even movie stars promoting a perfect image and an ideal life have a huge impact on people, who try to achieve the “perfection” promoted by them, even with the help of aesthetic surgeries. 

Aesthetic surgeries for women from the men’s perspective 

Does the ideal of beauty overcome the fear of complications? 

The main concerns that men had about the interventions that their partners wanted to do, were those related to possible complications following surgical procedures (63%). In second place was the fear of the result “if she is not satisfied with the results” (47%). Conversely, only 18% were concerned about their own perception of their partner’s outcome – “if I’m not happy with the results”. At this point we were able to learn that men did not care as much about the aesthetic result than women, as long as she is happy and satisfied with the choice made. This answer correlates with the observation we make and encounter every day – the importance of our own perception of beauty. A common thing we often hear men say is, “She’s the one who wants the surgery, I don’t really care. I think it’s good.” This observation dispels the common misconception that women are pushed by men to seek plastic surgery. In reality, women operate for themselves, to please themselves, to look at themselves with admiration in the mirror and above all to overcome their complexes that prevent them from enjoying life as they should. 

Emotional and financial support 

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One of the most important information provided by the study and also one of its conclusions was that an overwhelming majority (81%) of men would support their partner if she wanted a significant change in her physical appearance through aesthetic surgeries. Only 6.3% answered that they are not really convinced that they could provide the support their partner needs. We also see this in our clinical practice. In the office, however, we could see a selection bias in that the women who actually came for a consultation appointment were the ones who already had each other’s support. Observation of objective data, in this case, was satisfactory. 

The financial side, specifically the high costs of cosmetic surgery is often a touchy subject. Even though a woman might want surgery, its cost can be a serious issue, involving couple discussions, budgeting, and careful planning of the expenses involved. In this survey we wanted to observe and examine this aspect, so while 28% of men would agree to split the costs of the intervention in half, the majority of men (54%) would pay for most or even all of the intervention. 

Another interesting aspect of the study was that when the woman comes in for a consultation and the doctor explains all the implications of the procedure, including the price, one thing we often hear her say is, “I have to go home and have it I ask my husband [or life partner or family]”. This comment now makes a lot more sense looking at the data, which is that men pay for the majority of surgery to make their partner happy. 

Last but not least, when men were asked how they would feel if their partner had cosmetic surgery, an impressive 79% said they would feel happy for her and for the fact that he will fulfill his dream. The negative feelings of insecurity, the worry that after the intervention, with a visibly improved image and much more confidence in her, the partner could cheat, the feeling of jealousy or inferiority obtained much lower percentages. This emphasizes that this surgery is largely motivated by the woman and the benefit is also for herself, for the happiness and well-being of both partners. The men in their life would feel happy if their partner is happy. 

Aesthetic surgeries for women from the men’s perspective 

Study’s conclusions 

The conclusions of this extensive survey of American men show that the vast majority of male partners support changing partners, and that many would be willing to pay for it if it brought the woman in their life the satisfaction and confidence she deserves. need. Also I could see that men often worried about the surgery, the surgical process, the outcome, through the eyes and perspective of their partner, but in general they would be happy for the women in their lives if they decided to take this step and to opt for the surgery they want. 

Some of the findings from the study of 1,000 American men were surprising, while others provided objective support for the behaviors we see in the practice of plastic surgery. 

Considering the fact that the study was carried out in America, where people’s perceptions, lifestyle, culture and education are much different from Europe and especially Romania, we cannot fully relate to the findings and information highlighted by it. 

The behavior of men can be different, both depending on the country of origin, family, way of life, but also other stereotypes, which they inherit in the environment they come from. 

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