More and more men are turning to plastic surgery to change their looks. We've had stories on the Woody and Jim Show recently about leg lengthening surgery for men who want to be taller. But this new surgery sounds painful and seems like new territory.
Men are having their jawlines changed to look more traditionally rugged. In order to have this more angular jawline, men are paying big bank to have what is called "bilateral sagittal split osteotomy, a Le Fort 1 osteotomy, and a genioplasty.
Warning: the descriptions of this surgery may be disturbing.
For one patient detailed in a story in British GQ, doctors split (break) the lower jaw, upper jaw and chin. Then surgeons bolt the pieces of bone back together, restructuring the patient's jawline.
The cost, besides the lengthy recovery, is about 20,000 euros (or about $21,000 US dollars). This all in the name of attracting women with what some call the "alpha male" look.
The unnamed man the mag talked to said it would help him with more than just love. He attaches overall like success to getting this done. He said, “And I came to the conclusion that if you are better looking—and better looking can be a really broad spectrum group—then you have better chances.”
Men online describe what they call "Chad bones". This "perfect look" for them is described as having a chiseled jawline and "hunter eyes".