Moob Reduction Is The Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery

One of my male friends in high school had a not-so-secret shame and we both made fun of each other for the same thing — having big boobs. The rumor was that he got his moobs from smoking too much weed during puberty, but they weren’t a big deal because he was still adorable. But then one day, I went to cop a feel and the moobs were gone! I was kind of heartbroken. While I’ve considered a reduction, he’d actually gone through with it, without even telling me! While I wanted to call him a traitor, he did feel better about himself. You might be surprised to learn that male breast reduction has been the most increasingly popular cosmetic surgery in the past two years in the U.K. It’s not the most popular surgery for men yet, since rhinoplasty (nose job) and blepharoplasty (surgery on the skin around the eyes) are most common, but man-boob surgery has increased 80 percent since 2008. Even though females still receive the most cosmetic procedures (90 percent), male surgeries have shown a more dramatic increase recently. Not to be discriminatory, but I don’t know how I feel about men getting cosmetic surgery in general. I can sympathize with the desire for a moob reduction, but the idea that men are wandering about, stressing about the size of their butts or the bumps in their noses is depressing to me. It’s annoying enough when ladies do it! I don’t know if I could deal with a guy who has more body insecurities than I do—I’m annoyed enough with myself. And man boobs aren’t so bad. I still feel sad cupping my friend’s paltry pectorals, remembering what they once were. How do you feel about male breast reductions? What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander? [BBC News]