According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men undergoing plastic surgery has increased 53 percent from 2011 to 2015. But when men decide to go under the knife, many want to go to a place that’s kind to bros. Enter, the ‘medical man cave.’
The New York Times reports on the “Club House,” a new Upper East Side facility (described as a medical spa) where men can come for botox, chemical peels, hair transplants, microneedling, lipsuction and penis enlargment procedures. After entering the facility’s private entrance, men can play poker or watch C-Span or ESPN while they wait, comfortably among other dudes.
But despite the growing popularity of plastic surgery for men there’s still a lot of stigma attached to it, whereas plastic surgery for women seems more and more normal by the decade (and Real Housewives season.) And Dr. Rowe, the man behind Club House, says that 80 percent of his patients submit inquiries for procedures between 1 and 4 a.m. through voicemail or by submitting online. They’re too embarrassed to have to call and ask for a penis enlargement procedure, so they’re doing it in the wee hours of the morning.
“A lot of men tell me they don’t like to come in and have a woman sitting next to them,” he says. “They want a man to answer the phone,” he said. “They want to sit next to a guy, they want to watch sports on TV and not listen to Michael Bublé on the radio.”
Since when is Michael Bublé the standard for what women like to listen to? Whatever, enjoy your “medical man cave!”