Increase In Number Of Men Opting For Breast Reduction Surgery
on: April 17, 2009, 6:07 am
increasing number of men are now undergoing breast reduction surgery
in a bid to improve their physical appearance.
figures reveal a vast amount of men are opting for procedures
such as surgery for gynaecomastia (commonly known as ‘man
boobs’). More than 320 of these operations were performed
last year, compared with just 22 five years ago.
to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS),
the number of men having cosmetic surgery has now risen to almost
one in 10 patients. And with an increase of 44% since last year,
male breast reduction surgery has surpassed other rises in overall
enlargement and tummy tucks.
Mercer, President of the BAAPS, said: “Wide media coverage
has helped to educate the public about the latest advances and
choices available, and we are encouraged by the fact that more
people are doing their research carefully and choosing reputable
providers. The Hospital Group, the UK’s leading provider
of cosmetic surgery, perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures
in specialist clinics across the country. It carried out 46 male
breast reduction procedures last year, compared with just five
Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group, said: “Many
men have body image problems and low self-esteem from gynaecomastia.
They may have been teased at school or in the gym about the fat
on their chests. Some men even refuse to show their chests in
front of their partners because they’re so embarrassed.
The surgery is fantastic because men see results so quickly, which
gives them the get up and go to live happier lifestyles.”
chest tissue can be the result of hormonal changes, disease, certain
drugs or hereditary conditions. It can also be exaggerated with
weight gain or loss and may affect one or both breasts. The condition
can often cause embarrassment and can affect males of any age.
As well as male breast reduction,
The Hospital Group performs other cosmetic procedures such as
liposculpture fat removal, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
and arm lift surgery.
The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from
a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost
cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing
the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by
an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are
second to none.
Contact Details: For further information on The Hospital Group’s
procedures please visit www.thehospitalgroup.org
or call 0845 762 6727.