The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons announced the number of men who have undergone liposuction procedures to reduce their breast size substantially increased last year.
The Daily Mail reported 177 men last year had the medical procedure conducted to lessen the size of their breasts, three times the number who underwent the treatment in 2003.
According to Mr. Rajiv Grover, consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS Council member responsible for the UK national audit of cosmetic surgery “Judging by the dramatic rise in certain procedures, it is clear we are becoming a more body-image conscious society. However, it is important to note that liposuction and tummy tucks are not a treatment for weight management or obesity: they are body contouring procedures for patients near or already at their ideal body weight.”
He adds “When considering cosmetic surgery it is essential to be selective in choosing the right surgeon as the results of good surgery may be long lasting but no procedure is without some risk. When performed under the right circumstances, aesthetic surgery can have a very positive psychological impact and improve quality of life.”