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More men seeking cosmetic surgery

5 February, 2008  

More men than ever are turning to cosmetic surgery to reduce their “flabby” chests and stomachs.

Figures show that in 2007, 224 men in the country applied to have breast reductions to get rid of their “man boobs” – compared with 177 in 2006 – a rise of 27%.

And there was a 61% rise in the number of men having tummy tucks – from 61 in 2006 to 98 in 2007.

The news comes as it emerged the number of women undergoing facelifts reached a record high of 4,238, a rise of 37% on the previous year.

Meanwhile, the number of men having liposuction also went up 18% between 2006 and 2007.

Data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) shows that “boob jobs” remain the most common operation for women (6,497), followed by eyelid surgery (5,148 – up 13%) and face/neck lifts (4,238 – up 37%).

Men favoured nose jobs (716 procedures) followed by liposuction (582 – up 18%).

Douglas McGeorge, consultant plastic surgeon and president of BAAPS, said: “Wide media coverage has helped to educate the public about the latest advances and choices available, but it is crucial that people do their research carefully when choosing a provider.”

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British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

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