Research suggests that even though body positivity is gaining traction, we still have strong innate anxieties about our physical appearance and perceived imperfections. Coupled with anxiety levels at an all-time high, we are experiencing a crisis of confidence. This is especially true for men, with reports of male bodily dissatisfaction on the rise. In a King’s College London study for the Journal of Health Psychology, researchers found that penis size is among the most common bodily concerns for men (including height and weight). About a third of the men tested in this study were unhappy with their genitals – lower than average for many studies on this subject. Reports of dissatisfaction are increasingly common.
In an interesting correlation, it seems that the number of men seeking plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement is on the rise as well. Dr. Carlos Mata, aka Dr. Scottsdale®, has observed this trend throughout the industry and in his own private practice, Natural Results Plastic Surgery. “I’ve seen an increasing amount of male patients seeking cosmetic enhancement, including penis surgeries and non-surgical penile treatments,” he says. He believes that the growing popularity and changing demographics of plastic surgery may signal broader changes in the public perception of the industry.
The public is warming up to plastic surgery. Here’s why.
The increased interest in male enhancement accompanies a rising interest in plastic surgery among people of all genders. Dr. Mata believes that there are a number of factors contributing to its growing popularity. “Changing values during the age of COVID and social media have caused the public to reevaluate the stigma surrounding plastic surgery. It’s quickly gaining acceptance in American society.” As technology becomes more advanced and procedures become more effective, Dr. Mata expects this trend to continue.
Dr. Mata is giving people the bodies of their dreams.
Dr. Carlos Mata became a plastic surgeon because he wanted to help people increase their confidence and live their own image of beauty. “I want to give people the bodies they’ve only dreamt of,” he says. Now, Dr. Mata is at the forefront of male enhancement innovation. Not only does he provide cutting-edge procedures based on proven research, he is inventing new non-surgical treatments and techniques for male enhancement.
The Magic Shot™ is setting a new standard in non-surgical enhancement.
With 70% of the clinic’s male clientele seeking cosmetic enhancement but many of them hesitant about undergoing permanent surgery, Dr. Mata set out to create a less invasive alternative to surgical penile lengthening. The result is the Magic Shot™, a safe and effective procedure using injectable fillers and fat transfer to augment the genital region. Since the invention of the technique, men have been traveling from across the nation to receive the procedure. “Patients are responding well to the procedure, with many men reporting satisfaction with their results. Many people also appreciate the unintrusive nature of the procedure, with out-of-state patients able to fly back the same day as their appointment.”
Dr. Mata hopes to lead a new era of innovation in plastic surgery.
With his passion for innovation, Dr. Mata hopes to leave his mark on the field of plastic surgery. “I want to make a positive impact on the lives of my patients, and hopefully, on the industry as a whole. I believe that the research and innovations that our clinic is pursuing will be very beneficial to the broader field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.” He hopes that his work will help to inspire further research, inventions, innovations, or advancements in the field.
A bit about Dr. Scottsdale®:
Dr. Carlos Mata, aka Dr. Scottsdale®, has spent the last 17 years perfecting his practice in the field of plastic surgery. He has completed over 25,000 procedures, including surgeries on burn victims, persons with birth defects, cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries, and many others. His experience in the U.S. Army as Major and Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has acquainted him with skills and surgical techniques that elevate his everyday work at Natural Results Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ.