More men having ‘moob’ surgery

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  • Record numbers of men having ‘moob’ reduction surgery

    Record numbers of men are now having plastic surgery – including operations to reduce their ‘breasts’.

    A whopping 224 men last year paid thousands to reduce their man boobs – or ‘moobs’, as they’re commonly known.

    And, last year, 2,881 had operations – a 17.5% rise in 12 months, and the highest figure ever recorded, says the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

    Mood-reduction surgery was up 27%, while the number of male tummy tucks was 61% higher than in 2006.

    The most popular plastic makeover for men? Nose jobs, with 716 carried out last year, a 36% rise on 2006.

    Liposuction – commonly carried out on the stomach, thighs, or ‘love handles’ – is the second most popular, with eyelid surgery coming in third.

    Douglas McGeorge, a consultant plastic surgeon and president of the surgeons’ association, said: ‘Cosmetic surgery is continuing to grow because it is becoming more and more acceptable and is being talked and written about all the time.

    ‘People are no longer embarrassed about improving themselves aesthetically.

    ‘Even male tummy tucks are soaring. We are talking small scale, from about 50 in 2006 to 110 last year, but it highlights the trend.’

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