'Man boob' reduction ops double in UK in five years
29 November 2012Double the number of men are resorting to surgery to rid them of 'man boobs' when compared to five years ago. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) puts the steep increase down to three factors, including the fact that society in general now has a more open attitude to male plastic surgery.BAAPS says that increasing obesity and an imbalance in male sex hormones are also both contributing factors to the surge in the number of procedures being carried out. A report in the Daily Mail also says that men who take certain cancer-treating drugs and who use anabolic steroids can be more prone to developing gynaecomastia, the medical term for the condition. The newspaper talked to a 29-year-old man about how he developed the condition at the age of eight, and opted for surgery after being taunted about his 'man boobs'. "I'm very happy with the results," said Ayo Adesina. "I don't have an Arnold Schwarzenegger body, but it's made me even more determined to have the body that I would like."