Men want to look good just as much as women want to, let’s not kid ourselves. It is no secret that the wealthy travel a ton but the lengths they are willing to travel to go under the knife is a whole new story. Istanbul, Seoul, and a few other remote locations are where the most ambitious, powerful, and actualized men will travel for a little nip and tuck. #4 will truly surprise you!
Well, the reason affluent men often travel to Istanbul for their nipping and tucking is not the kind of nipping and tucking you think. Istanbul has over 300 hair transplant clinics. Istanbul has around 5,000 men traveling to the country seeking luscious locks. You can even find yourself a sweet deal and post-surgical wraps at almost all the hotels, even the Four Seasons.
South Korea’s plastic surgery industry rakes in around $5 billion a year. The Gangnam district has more than 500 plastic surgery clinics and it is estimated that around 20% of patients are in fact men. That destination is climbing and the most popular in this region is nose jobs and eyelid surgeries.
1.1 million non-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018 alone and a third of this number occurred on the west coast. Silicon Valley has had a rather tough and almost aging time in regards to lawsuits, no wonder it has become a go-to for Botox. Men have been increasingly taking more interest and are joining on the bandwagon of trying to look as young as they can. Hey, maybe a plastic surgery startup is en route…
The International Spa Association reported that 49% of all spa-goers were, in fact, men in the US. Utah is known for its luxurious destination spas and has been put on the map thanks to celebrities like Kanye West. Kanye said on Twitter that we need to Amangiri the world.” The Desert Wind Journey, which combines hiking, yoga, Thai massage, and an immersive sound bath are amongst the popular treatments at Amangiri.
Surgeon Robert Caridi is located in Austin, Texas, and specializes in male gynecomastia surgery which reduces breast tissue in men. In 2018 almost 25,000 of these surgeries were seen on the market. Caridi said he has done more than 3,000 of these surgeries and sees patients from around the world. People come from far and wide just to see him.
Thailand has over 60 accredited facilities available and has become increasingly popular for surgeries such as liposuction, facelifts, nose job, neck lifts, and eyelid reductions. From Phuket to Bangkok Thailand is on the map.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Cosmetic surgery is 66% cheaper in Costa Rica and it is only a 7-10 hour flight from the United States. Thus, it is accessible, convenient and tourists are able to stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa. It is a destination for the powerful because they have the option to holiday and immerse themselves in the culture.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilians are known for their beauty and there is no doubt they have a little nip and tuck, here and there. The Brazilian government even has tax deduction in place on plastic surgery and certain surgeons offer inclusive packages of accommodation, airport transfers, pre-operative consultation, and sightseeing.
In accordance with the World Health Organization, Singapore has the 6th best health care system. It is an extremely affluent spot making it a must for men in power. They are leading the way with stem cell research that is now being conveyed in cosmetic surgery.
Venezuela is known for its buttocks injections, which are illegal in many countries worldwide. However, they are also known for legal buttocks procedures and Intimate Feminine Corrections. These are legal in the U.S but it can be hard to find doctors willing to perform these surgeries due to the controversy surrounding them
Malaysia won the award for the International Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of the Year. Making it a top sought after location for procedures. Due to the high quality and lower price, it is popular amongst men of power looking for a secret spot to undergo surgery.
Travel agents and surgeons combine to create packages for individuals to undergo surgeries such as implants, calve adjustments, and lip suction followed by a post-op stay in a luxurious apartment with a maid service. It is believed that 3% of Columbia’s tourism is for plastic surgery-related visits.
France is a desirable location as many of the techniques used in plastic surgery originate from France and many of the world’s best are trained there. The reasoning for recent downfalls is due to faulty silicone implants being manufactured there, however, it is still a desirable place for men to receive surgery.
India has a world-class health system and has to begun offering packages that allow for a luxurious recovery on a beach or at a resort. This combined with lower surgery costs makes the country a desirable place for men in power to recover and take some vacation time whilst improving their aesthetic.
I mean who wouldn’t want to have a little botox followed by a tour of the Amalfi Coast, or a chemical peel and recovery at Lake Camo? Well, we sure wouldn’t mind. Italy is high up in the rankings for non -invasive procedures such as chemical peels, hair removals, botox
Tijuana is extremely sought out due to its proximity to the U.S as well as its resort capacity and reputations. Many of the doctors in Mexico who perform these surgeries are certified to operate in America which adds to its credibility.
Japanese culture and tradition used to frown upon plastic surgery as it was seen as extreme vanity. Today, it is a common destination for people as well as for those who seek cosmetic procedures for children.
The most common surgeries in China are double-slit surgeries which are utilized to make the eyes bigger. In communist China plastic surgery used to be banned but today is widely sought out. Additionally, men in power have said to seek out surgery to reduce eye bags, sculpt jawlines and shave noses too.
Miami is known for its cosmetic procedures, yes, but it is becoming more sought out due to the luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. The affluence and lifestyle are accompanied alongside surgery and this makes it a top destination. Additionally, world-renowned surgeons are located there.
New York has the most plastic surgeons in the U.S and they are coming forward discussing how men are becoming more prevalent amongst the injectables route. Why? They want to look younger and enhance their features to be more masculine. With a busy business sector and tons of stress, New York is inevitably a place for those in power with limited downtime.