01 January 2017
Mr Blackburn, who practices at Spire Cheshire Hospital, says he has seen major changes in male attitudes to cosmetic surgery over the past few years.
“Cosmetic surgery isn't just for women anymore as more and more men are realising the boost in self-confidence that it can have on them.
“For example more men are now having eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) which can give a fresher, more youthful look with just a relatively minor operation to remove excess skin and tissue from around the eyes,” said Mr Blackburn.
“Procedures such as eye-bag reduction and scar removal will help to make the face tighter and smoother and may also give them a more youthful appearance. We now live in an age when men are just as concerned about their appearance as women and so demand the same sort of cosmetic treatments.
“Neither will men put up with facial blemishes such as warts and moles - why should they when getting them surgically removed can be so quick and easy,” he added.
“Rhinoplasty – or a nose job – is one the most common procedures for men, particularly those who were involved in ‘contact sports’ such as football, rugby or boxing in their younger years.
“In many cases the reshaping of the nose can also give the surgeon the opportunity to unlock the nasal septum and relieve breathing difficulties that may have developed during their ‘sporting years’, said Mr Blackburn.