- Excessive development of male breasts is thought to affect 40%of men
- Number of man boob operations has doubled in the last five years
- Condition can be triggered by obesity, hormone problems and medication
The number of men going under the knife to get rid of their so-called man boobs has increased by 38 per cent in the last year, new statistics show.
Man boobs – or moobs – as they are known, are the bane of many men’s lives, with high-profile sufferers including Ricky Gervais and Simon Cowell.
Excessive development of male breasts – also known as gynaecomastia – is thought to affect 40 per cent of men and it seems the proportion is rising.
Dr Dennis Wolf at The Private Clinic on Harley Street, which released the figures, said: ‘I have certainly noticed an increase in the number of men who come to me to find out more about male chest reduction procedures.
‘Today men are more aware of the treatments available to them and are more open to the possibility of undergoing a cosmetic procedure in a bid to get the shape and the physique that they would like.’