Most men have, at one time or another, looked in the mirror and made a mental list of the imperfections they see. Ears that stick out too far from the side of our heads. Lines that weren't there before fatherhood. Love handles that weren't there before 30. The jowls, the blotches, the hairlines on a full-scale retreat.
Men account for around 12 per cent of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out in the UK today (according to stats from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), but it's still a significant number who are at least open to the idea of having a little 'work' done.
According to BAAPS, though, we're moving away from radical procedures and towards more minor 'tweakments' - attempting to enhance what we already have, rather than trying to build again from scratch, so to speak. Any cosmetic procedure - from the smallest tweak to the most invasive procedure - involves risk. If you're thinking about having cosmetic surgery, do your research first and, if possible, consult a psychological therapist to discuss the emotional impact these procedures have on your wellbeing and self-esteem.
Men can be just as concerned about their looks as women, and for far too long the expectation has been for men to accept what they have and suffer in silence, though now more than ever before, there is an increasing pressure on men to look good.