10 Reasons Why Men Are Turning to Plastic Surgery

Words by Peter Minkoff

Plastic surgery has been one of the most popular ways of changing yourself for several years now. Something that has been considered taboo, and even some sort of embarrassment in the past, has now become a thing that a big percentage of people opt for. However, even though this was an area that was reserved for women only, more and more men opt to get their nose fixed, Botox injected in their faces, and even for breast reduction and liposuction. This is still considered to be quite a peculiar thing in many parts of the world, but it is high time we killed those prejudices. Take a look at the ten most important reasons why guys tend to undergo different plastic surgeries:

#1 Nothing’s for girls or boys

It is 2020 and that means that it really is time we stopped using “boyish” and “girly” as adjectives for things. Why would certain colors be for girls and others for boys? Why practice toxic masculinity? The same goes for different activities, plastic surgery included. Women and men both want to change things about their body and they should definitely feel encouraged to do so if they want to.

#2 It’s available

Somebody is given a chance to change something about their body that they do not like, and they can do that almost on every corner – so why shouldn’t they? It is not the ‘80s and ‘90s anymore, the era where you had to work really hard to find the best professional for the job. The times have changed, and not only do you have plenty of amazing doctors, but you can also choose the clinic you want to go to based on the different prices that they offer.

#3 You can literally choose anything

Apart from the regular surgeries that include a nose job or liposuction, there are other invasive and non-invasive plastic surgeries that guys can choose from. So, basically, there is an array of options and yes, you can change anything that you do not like about yourself. If you think you’re getting older and you do not like the state of your skin, you can always turn to options such as ultherapy skin tightening that will make you look younger and more fresh. If, on the other hand, you have unwanted fat on your belly that you want to get rid of, you can also turn to different types of liposuction.

#4 It is not only about fillers and Botox

Plastic surgery, as mentioned before, doesn’t have to be invasive, as there are other ways to do this as well. Even though it is not actually plastic surgery, any men can turn to different options if they have issues with hair. On the one side, there is the option of laser hair removal for men, especially if they have unwanted hair on different body parts that they want to get rid of. On the other hand, if they have trouble with hair loss, they can also undergo the microscalping treatment – a form of a permanent tattoo that will make hair thicker.

#5 It boosts your confidence

Looking good equals feeling good, and we know that from the beginning of time. How many times has it happened to you that you look full of yourself once you get out of the barber’s or hairstylist’s? The same goes for plastic surgery as it will change an important feature on your body that you always disliked.

#6 Age doesn’t matter

Another reason why men turn to plastic surgery is that literally anyone can do it, regardless of their age. Young men can opt for plastic surgery that will either change a specific feature of their face or body, while older men will turn to Botox or fillers in order to make their skin look younger and more fresh. It is estimated that the majority of men who undergo plastic surgery are aged from 27 to 54, with instances of younger and older people as well.

#7 It saves time on gym

Since we live in a very fast-paced world, we always tend to find different ways to save time. So, instead of going to the gym every other day and prepping the meals in advance, plenty of men opt for liposuction, which is one of the most popular surgeries amongst men (research showed that out of all the liposuction procedures in 2018, 80% were conducted on men).

#8 It also saves time for other things

On the other hand, there are also guys who really pay attention to the way their face looks like. Plucking eyebrows is, for example, one of the things that are becoming more and more popular among men as well. For them, there is also the option of either opting for fillers or Botox that will make that part of their face friendlier and more handsome, while there is also the option of undergoing a procedure of permanent makeup.

#9 It’s Instagrammable

This might not seem like an actual reason for getting plastic surgery for many people, but we live in the 21st century, and there are plenty of guys from the younger generation who really pay attention to their online persona. For them, opting for plastic surgery is one way of making their Instagram profile much more interesting and prettier, and if this is the case – so be it. Influencers really do earn a lot of money nowadays, and it is definitely a profession of tomorrow. Who wants to stand between a guy and his happiness, no matter what that happiness is?

#10 It makes you feel good

Finally, if this is a thing that makes a person happier, why not do it? It doesn’t matter if it’s “girly”, or if it boosts their ego or not, or if it saves time on other things – if this activity in particular makes a person believe in himself more, they should definitely opt for any surgery that they want.

 

However, with all this having been said, it is very important to know how to choose your plastic surgeon and the clinic you want to have the procedure at. Some places are more expensive than others but this is not an issue that you want to save money on. So, if you’re a guy and you want to change something – feel free to do it. There’s nothing to be embarrassed of!

The ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter – PI London

PI LONDON is a sustainable unisex jewellery brand selling only antique and vintage pieces, by giving the modern consumer a more accessible way to buy affordable and unique antique jewellery that will last forever. All pieces are one of a kind and the skill and craftsmanship in which they were made hundreds of years ago is exceptional and has already stood the test of time. In a nutcase, It is bringing antique pieces into the 21st century.

The brand is built upon a belief in slow fashion that makes a statement every day whilst also being better for the planet. Where some jewellery is made to live on you, antiques can truly live with you; made from solid gold and silver, they’ll last forever! They are passionate about giving the modern consumer a more accessible way to buy antiques and they want to give people affordable and unique jewellery that will last forever.


All of their pieces are sterling silver or 9ct gold or more, meaning they will last a lifetime.
Their pieces are one of a kind and the skill and craftsmanship in which they were made hundreds of years ago is exceptional and has already stood the test of time.
They hope their pieces become modern heirlooms and get passed down for generations to come.
Founder of the brand is Isobel Procter is keen to disrupt the current interpretation of ‘antiques’ because, given the chance, I really believe they can answer some of the most timely needs of both the people and the planet. Her Mother, an antique’s dealer herself, instilled a great appreciation for unique pieces in her from a very young age. She is fuelled by the unique beauty behind jewellery that’s had a life. From elaborate watch fobs keeping the men of the 1900s ticking, to mourning jewellery promising to keep the memory of loved ones alive; our pieces all have a story to tell.

All of your Haircare needs now catered for – Acqua di Parma to launch new Haircare and Styling Collection

After tackling the quintessential Italian shaving ritual of Barbiere. Acqua di Parma has turned its sights, finally, to haircare. Where its innovative formulas are designed specifically for the different stages of personal grooming: shaving, after shaving, beard care, facial treatment and now the new haircare and styling line. Hair care is fundamental for defining facial appearance, harmonising perfectly with shaving or beard trimming and skin care.

Just like the other products in the BARBIERE collection, hair care and styling also offer a sensorial experience. A fresh, radiant fragrance of Colonia and textures that are light, rich, consistent or impalpable according to the purpose for which the formula is intended.

To protect hair from pollution effectively, keeping it lustrous, thick and vital, regenerating it with a fresh, clean feel, choose between three BARBIERE shampoos: Mild Shampoo, Thickening Shampoo and Illuminating Shampoo. All enriched with delicate surfactants to respect the balance of the hair and skin and to cleanse without the need for conditioner, each one is specific to the different needs of men’s hair.

Additionally, Acqua di Parma has created Defining Cream, Modelling Clay and Fixing Wax – three interpretations of styling, all with great effect, and with the desires of a modern man in mind.

The new haircare and styling line also stands out for its particular attention to sustainability; the styling product containers are made from recyclable materials and the shampoo bottles from recycled and recyclable material.

Immerse yourself in the Luxury World of Breitling

Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling, has built a global reputation for high-precision timepieces, since its launch in 1884. Renowned for its spirit of innovation, it has also earned a place of privilege in the worlds of science, sport, and technology. Now introduces its new industrial Boutique concept and Townhouse to London’s Regent Street. The Breitling Townhouse, which spans eight floors of retail space, signals the strength and position of the brand in the market.
Georges Kern, Breitling CEO said; ‘The Breitling Townhouse extends our loft concept, creating a stylish, cool and informal environment in an iconic London location that perfectly welcomes our customers and also re ects the inclusive character ofourbrand.Itissigni cantthattheTownhouseis located in the UK as our second largest global market, and we are thrilled to cement our commitment to the UK though this new home.’


Within the Townhouse, the boutique spans 210m2 over two and a half floors including mezzanine and features Breitling’s unique design concept – a contemporary urban interpretation of an industrial loft, offering customers a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience to explore the brand’s revered collections – a bold contrast to classical luxury retail brand environments.
The interior is inspired by mid-twentieth-century industrial design, a nod to the time when Breitling timepieces and measuring tools earned the brand its reputation for the world’s greatest chronographs. On the ground floor, timepieces are presented within stunning industrial vitrine display cases together with a unique Watch Bar whose yellow grid back panel recalls the colour that has long been associated with the brand.


Downstairs, the Loft is home to the house bar and lounge – a perfect backdrop for exploring the latest collections exceptionally presented within the bespoke pool table, side consoles and bookshelves.
Modern-retro abides throughout with details such as aircraft propellers, a motorcycle and surf boards alongside hand-crafted furniture, vividly bringing to life the ultra-cool world of Breitling. To complement the pared back industrial aesthetic, Breitling has seamlessly incorporated the Townhouse’s original architectural features, such as the generous windows and high ceilings in its design rhetoric. A spotlight falls on the ornate cast iron lift, restored to its original condition to serve the buildings eight oors once again. General lighting suspended on tracks protects the heritage cornices and frieze, and the perfect pairing of vintage and contemporary is brought together with the inclusion of a custom chandelier.


Throughout the Townhouse a carefully selected blend of materials, colours, textures and patterns contribute to the contemporary, comfortable urban loft feeling. Brick walls, elegant walnut furniture, and dark oak oors are o set by concrete walls, black and white tiles, brass and metal design accents, murals and brown leather, illuminated by customised lighting.

Something for the Weekend

Words by Cameron McLauchlan

If you’re like me and a happy self elected singleton this Valentines, no sarcasm at all here….. I think we owe it to ourselves to have a wee splurge. I hope some of the products below will give you some indulgent Inspo this Friday!

Equally if you’re strapped for ideas for your significant other this valentines— be sure to check out our gift guide a post or two ago !

1. UNIQLO Single Breasted Coat

I challenge anyone to find a better quality coat for under £100.00 than this one. Speaking from hands on experience from my own UNIQLO raincoat, these are the business when it comes to keeping you both warm and dry. Whilst they don’t claim to be 100% waterproof, mine is still to let me down well over a year into its life.

The jacket features a polyester exterior allowing for ease of water run off. The interior features additional padding as well as a detachable filled gilet. To shop the jacket which also comes in Navy and black hit the image below:

 

2.   Champion Reverse Weave Joggers

As these are end of sale, sizes have been swooped quickly and only a Large & Extra Large remain in stock. Other sizes in different colours such as the grey are available via the link below.

If you’re not familiar with Champion, particularly their Reverse Weave line, it can’t be stressed enough how decent the quality is on each item. The thickness of each sweatshirt/pant is matched by it ability to wash again and again and again without compromising its shape or condition.

I un-shamefully have a Champion Reverse Weave tracksuit consisting of these joggers in grey with the sweatshirt to match. Whilst I am still yet to step out in both of them at the same time, they can both be worn separately to form a smart/street fit. I hope you you can picture the UNIQLO jacket with these joggers the way I can!

To shop the joggers hit the image below, where you also be able to view other Champion Reverse Weave sale items.

3.  Adidas ZX 4000 4d

Going all out here folks with this weeks last item to round off the fit. We haven’t had a pricey item in the series for a couple of post’s now!

The technology that goes into these trainers cannot be understated enough. Without complicating the process too much, in forming the alien like mid-sole, highly concentrated UV light is beamed along with oxygen into a resin which sparks a chemical reaction causing the substance to solidify.

This solid mass can then be moulded into a the desired “4D’ sole.  The rest of the shoe is runner/sneaker business as usual, featuring a prime-knit upper with some leather detailing around the mud guards and heel.

If you’d like to learn a bite-size intro into how this process works, i’ll leave a link below as we’ll all undoubtedly continue to consume products which occupy parts from this 3D printing world :

 

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/what-is-adidas-4d/

 

To shop the trainers :