Men undergoing facial cosmetic surgery are considered more sympathetic and trustworthy, according to a study by plastic surgeons
- Cosmetic surgeons from Georgetown University, Washington, have completed their study
- Photos taken before and after of 24 men who have undergone a number of procedures
- Found that upper eyelid procedures increased sympathy and reliability
- Also claim that raising the eyebrows enhances the perception of extraversion and risk-taking
Men who undergo cosmetic surgery seem more attractive and trustworthy, according to a study by plastic surgeons.
The researchers found that facial nips and creases can enhance the perception of noble features.
The number of male plastic surgery patients is increasing as social media increases the pressure to look good.
A recent BBC survey suggested that nearly 50% of men between the ages of 18 and 30 "might consider using a procedure".
A study published in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery revealed that these procedures can increase the perception of a number of characteristics, including attractiveness, sympathy, social skills, and reliability.
Men undergoing cosmetic surgery seem more attractive and trustworthy, according to a study by plastic surgeons
WHAT PROCEDURES INCREASE RESPONSIBILITY AND CONFIDENCE?
The study, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, revealed that the following procedures produced these effects:
- Upper eyelid – more sympathy and confidence
- Lower eyelid – reduced risk
- Raising the eyebrows – improving the perception of extraversion and risk-taking
- Face-lift – more sympathy and trust
- Neck lift – increased extroversion and perceived masculinity
- Nose – improved attractiveness
Professor Michael Reilly, chief researcher at Georgetown University, Washington, said, "The tendency to judge the appearance of the face is probably rooted in evolution, because studies suggest that the only thing that is going on is that it's not going to change. evaluation of a person based on appearance is related to survival.
"Our animal instinct tells us to avoid those who have bad will and we know, through previous research, that personality traits are derived from the neutral expressions of an individual."
In this study, before-and-after pictures of 24 men who underwent surgery were taken, including: upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid reduction, face lift, eyebrow lift, neck lift, nose lift and implants chin.
Then, a group of 147 people were asked to rate their perceptions of each patient's personality traits, including aggressiveness, extroversion, sympathy, risk-seeking, sociability, loyalty, lovemaking and virility.
The study found that nose surgery improved overall attractiveness, whereas only a neck-life increased the perception of masculinity.
The chin augmentation was the only procedure that had no effect on perceived attractiveness, masculinity or personality.
The authors believe that this was due to the small number of patients participating in this procedure.
Professor Reilly said, "It is really interesting that different anatomical areas of the face contribute to varying degrees to the overall perception of the personality.
& # 39; And it is also worth noting that the study has not found any significant change in masculinity. Only one procedure, a neck lift, was found to improve this trait.
The study found that nose surgery improved overall attractiveness, while only a neck life increased the perception of masculinity (photo of the archive)
"This suggests that the current menu of cosmetic procedures in men probably does not improve sex as much as in women."
He did the same study of 30 white women four years ago and found a significant increase in femininity for many procedures.
Professor Reilly added, "Together, our results suggest that men and women who undergo cosmetic facial surgery can experience not only an improved perception of attractiveness, but also other positive changes in the perception that society has their personality. "
Professor Reilly has called for more studies so that cosmetic surgery reaches its full potential.
"Optimizing outcomes for patients will require a broader understanding of the potential changes in social perception that can occur with surgery."