WASHINGTON D.C. [USA]: A recent study claims that more men go through plastic surgery to boost their confidence and improve physical appearance, in comparison to women.

More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men last year alone, representing a 29 per cent increase since 2000, reported a recent study of American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Plastic surgery for men consists of surgical and non-surgical body contouring and facial procedures that are typically performed in a single surgery. Due to this rising trend, plastic surgery is becoming a common Father's Day request as more men consider a surgical assist to enhance their physique and fend off the dad bod for a while longer.

"Obviously, men don't go through the same physical changes that women experience during pregnancy and post-pregnancy, but their lifestyle does change, which can impact their appearance. Diet and exercise patterns fluctuate, and they don't sleep as much. Men notice their body changes due to ageing and parenting, and it starts to look completely different in their 30s and 40s. That is the point of a Daddy-Do-Over," said, one of the researchers, Alan Matarasso.

After struggling to lose stubborn fat around his midsection, 57-year-old Scott, a restaurateur, pursued plastic surgery when diet and exercise couldn't help him reach his goals.

Raise A Toast To Dad! 5 Quirky Cocktails For Father's Day

Cheers To Daddy

11 Jun, 2019

From guiding you as a child to being your partner in crime in adulthood, dad has always had your back. Be it protecting you from bullies on the playground or navigating through real world politics, he has always led you through the highs and lows of life. With the million tokens of gratitude that we owe him, this Fathers's Day, raise a roast to your hero with refreshing cocktails.

Ginger Curry Leaf Martini

11 Jun, 2019

Ginger mixed with curry leaves and class gin results in an exotic concoction ideal for a warm Sunday evening with dad. Ingredients Ginger: Small piece Curry leaves: 5 to 6 Sour mix: 20 ml Bombay Sapphire Gin: 60 ml Ice cubes Method - Muddle ginger and curry leaves together in a shaker - Add sour mix, few cubes of ice and 60 ml of Bombay Sapphire Gin - Shake all together - With the help of a strainer, pour it in a tall glass - Garnish with ginger julienne and curry leaves (Courtesy: InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram - Restaurant: KoKoMMo Tiki Shack)

Talli Botanist

11 Jun, 2019

Quirky flavours of this drink is just what you need to add the fun element to Father's Day celebrations with dad. Ingredients Gin: 60 ml Jamun syrup: 20 ml Lime juice: 20 ml Egg white: 1 egg Black salt: 2 dash Edible flowers: For garnish Method - Add all the ingredients in the shaker cup and do a dry shake - Add ice and shake it well - Double strain it into a chilled coupe glass - Garnish it with edible flowers (Courtesy: Tappa)

London Dry Betel

11 Jun, 2019

Strong and sweet flavours combined together in this cocktail will be a tongue-tickling treat for dad. Ingredients Gin: 60 ml Betel leaf: 1 Elderflower syrup: 15 ml Lime juice: 15 ml Tonic water Method - Take a betel leaf and cut it into two halves - Add one half in a shaker - Add lime juice, elderflower syrup and slightly mix them together - Add Gin and fill the shaker with ice - Shake it nicely - Fine strain in an AP wine glass over ice cubes and top it up with tonic water. - Garnish with the other half of the betel leaf (Courtesy: DANDY, The FIO Bar)

Jack Julep

11 Jun, 2019

For a whisky-loving dad, this cocktail is the ideal drink to make a toast. Ingredients Jack Daniel's Old No. 7: 60 ml Simple syrup: 1 tbsp Crushed ice Mint sprig: 1 Method - In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle 1 sprig of mint with simple syrup - Fill with crushed ice - Add Jack Daniel's - Stir gently - Garnish with Mint Sprig (Courtesy: Jack Daniel's)

"I realised I was never going to lose the weight on my own. Plastic surgery is a personal decision, but I know guys my age who have done different cosmetic procedures. I think an open dialogue about plastic surgery is becoming more acceptable, especially for men," he said.

With more than 200,000 surgical procedures performed on men in 2018, rhinoplasty was the most popular with more than 52,000 procedures. Eyelid surgery ranked second, followed by liposuction (up 5 per cent).

Breast reduction (gynecomastia) ranked number four with more than 24,000 procedures, up 22 per cent since 2000, and hair transplantation ranked fifth, up 17 per cent since 2017.

Dr Matarasso said he finds more men are seeking plastic surgery to help them professionally as well as they feel more confident about advancing in their careers and competing in the workplace after surgery.

Despite his lean physique, Dennis, 59, a creative director, also found it challenging to lose weight in specific areas. With a desire for a natural outcome, he underwent chin surgery and buccal fat removal surgery, as well as an eye lift to achieve a more youthful, toned appearance.

Open dialogue about plastic surgery is becoming more acceptable, especially for men,
Open dialogue about plastic surgery is becoming more acceptable, especially for men,

"I've been in fashion my entire career, and it makes me feel good when I walk in the room and I don't feel as if I look 60 in a room of 25- to-30-year-olds. I always carried weight in my neck and chin, and my droopy eyelids made me look more tired than I actually was. I've gained unexpected confidence from the small changes I took," said Dennis.

Nearly half a million Botox procedures were performed on men last year, and more than 100,000 men had filler injections to reduce the signs of ageing. Dr Matarasso says male patients today embrace nonsurgical and minimally-invasive procedures to the same degree as female patients.

"Men are embracing the idea of surgery more than before. Regardless of the reason though, I always stress the importance of consulting with a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our unique training and qualifications allow us to perform cosmetic procedures of all types. We are committed to providing plastic surgery patients with the safest outcomes, and we want them to have peace of mind as we help them achieve their aesthetic goals," he added.

Father's Day Gift(s) For the Bibliophile Dad: Books From Biz Leaders' Reading Lists

Stories With Your Old Man

12 Jun, 2019

If you have a bibliophile dad, or a career-driven one, wrap up a good book and you've got yourself a winner of a present. But while the idea of gifting a book may qualify as a no-brainer, picking the right book isn't an easy task. Which is why, we turned to the experts. What are business leaders - who've made a mark and inspired millions across the globe - inspired by? We followed their reading lists and recommendations to hand-pick titles (across genres) that are sure to be a hit with your dad.

?Bill Gates - 'The Future of Capitalism' by Paul Collier

12 Jun, 2019

The world's second richest man shares his reading list as a habit on his blog, gatesnotes, and the list comes with details about each book, along with why he recommends it. While his this year's summer list features books ranging across various genres, they have the idea of disruption as a common theme.With capitalism a hot topic in today's world, the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist recommends picking up Paul Collier's 'The Future of Capitalism'. Gates says Collier's 'background as a development economist gives him a smart perspective on where capitalism is headed', and the book is a 'thought-provoking look' at the topic.For added measure, you can borrow the book after your old man is done reading it, and then engage in some deep, insightful conversation on the topic.If you want other suggestions off Gates's list, read this.

Azim Premji - 'Hit Refresh' by Satya Nadella

12 Jun, 2019

The book, penned by Microsoft boss Satya Nadella, is recommended not just by one of India's pioneer IT boss, but several others including Kishore Biyani and Manu Kumar Jain. The former Wipro boss counts it among the books that impacted and changed his life. Premji said that the 'very powerful book' gave him a 'completely different perspective vis-a-vis the priorities of an extremely successful business leader and his sensitivity to the environment, to relationships and to bringing up his children'.Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani also rates the book high on his list, saying it 'explains how a culture can be reset in a large company, how culture can bring belief, growth and innovation and build a lasting organisation'.Meanwhile the book compelled Xiaomi India VP & MD, Manu Kumar Jain, to keep his schedule aside and finish reading. According to this boss, the book 'is a refreshing mix of empathy, ideas and inspiring transformations.So if your dad is awed by exciting ideas, you know you can't go wrong with Nadella.

?Harsh Goenka - 'Happier' by Tal Ben-Shahar

12 Jun, 2019

The RPG Enterprises chairman's recommendations deals with a topic we could all do with more of - happiness. Penned by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar - who also taught a course on Positive Psychology (read: how to be happy) at Harvard University in 2006, the book traces the secret to 'daily joy and lasting fulfillment'.The book's many philosophies - 'living with emotions, healthy relationships, expressing gratitude, positive regimen, living in the present' - are simple yet effect ways that create an impact.Ben-Shahar is considered the 'foremost guru of happiness', and while the book isn't a business read - it definietly is on something that impacts the way you conduct business.

Satya Nadella - 'Mindset' by Carol Dweck

12 Jun, 2019

While Nadella's book has been recommended by several top bosses, the Microsoft CEO has a recommendation of his own. Nadella has credited Carol Dweck's book as the inspiration for his company’s culture change.In the book, the Stanford psychologist propogates the value of cultivating a growth mindset. The author says that 'individuals who believe their talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and inputs from others (i.e., a growth mindset) tend to achieve more than those who believe their talents are innate gifts with finite development potential'.

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