According to a new study, more British men are going under the knife to have their "man boobs" or "moobs" removed than women opting to get their breasts enlarged.
Figures published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons showed operations to correct gynecomastia in men grew by 80%, while overall male cosmetic surgery grew by 21%. The association's audit reveals 581 male breast reduction operations were performed by members in 2009, up from 323 in 2008. Five years ago, just 22 gynecomastia operations were performed on men. The association represents one in three plastic surgeons, so the UK total is likely to be more than 1,000 operations.Why the increased interest in men getting their boobs done? Two words: David Beckham.
Outside of Britain, however, lots of men are getting chest implants.