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Men beat women in beauty game

New York, June 5 (Reuters): What looks good on the goose looks good on the gander, too, a new survey shows.

Men are turning to plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to brighten up their appearances at a faster rate than women, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Menís use of fat injections to soften deep wrinkles leaped 497 per cent last year from the previous year. Womenís use of the injections fell 36 per cent, according to the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons survey.

Menís use of Botox injections to eliminate frown lines rose 88 per cent, while womenís Botox use fell 8 percent, it said.

And for smoothing skin, use of microdermabrasion among men rose 79 per cent and use of laser resurfacing rose 13 per cent, the survey showed. Womenís use of microdermabrasion dropped 13 per cent and their use of laser resurfacing dropped 38 per cent during the same time period, the survey showed.

The number of men getting rhinoplasty ó more commonly known as nose jobs ó rose 47 per cent, while the number of women doing so rose 5 per cent.

Typically, men and women visiting plastic surgeons for cosmetic reasons were age 40 to 59, it said. The study said 44 per cent of men and 57 per cent of women tell their doctors that looking younger is the reason they are choosing cosmetic surgery.

By 25 to 10 per cent, men are more likely than women to say they want facial cosmetic surgery for work-related reasons, the study said.

The study was conducted by written questionnaires from January 20 to March 3 among the more than 2,600 members of the association, who focus on treatment of the face, head and neck.

By comparison, in the prior year, womenís use of Botox rose 60 per cent while menís fell 14 per cent; womenís use of laser resurfacing rose 13 per cent while menís fell 19 per cent; womenís use of fat injections fell 17 per cent and menís fell 54 per cent.

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