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More breast reductions for men

obese man

New figures reveal that record numbers of men are undergoing breast reduction surgery in order to improve their physical appearance and boost their self-confidence.

Data published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) reveal that there was a 27 per cent increase in the number of men having fat removed from their breasts last year.

Surgeons affiliated with the association carried out a procedure to remove large breasts - a condition known as gynaecomastia - on 224 men in 2007, figures show.

Dalia Nield, a consultant plastic surgeon at the London Clinic, told the Times: "In the past men probably put up with having strange shaped bodies, or developing breasts.

"Now men know there is a solution. They regard operations as a way of giving them a better quality of life. It is rare for men to come to me because they want to look like one of the Chippendales."

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Cosmetic surgery news :  06/02/2008