Plas­tic surgery popular among face-con­scious Bri­tish blokes

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

ONCE por­trayed as the pre­serve of women, cos­metic surgery is now an ac­cept­able op­tion for a grow­ing num­ber of Bri­tish men, with thou­sands opt­ing to go un­der the knife in their quest for bet­ter looks.

And it’s not just help with things like “moobs” they’re af­ter. With male sur­gi­cal en­hance­ment no longer car­ry­ing the so­cial stigma it once did, they’re now look­ing more widely at the op­tions — par­tic­u­larly those re­lat­ing to the face, with pro­ce­dures like nose jobs, ear cor­rec­tion and eye­lid re­duc­tion all prov­ing popular.

Con­sul­tant plas­tic sur­geon Ra­jiv Grover, a former pres­i­dent of and spokesper­son for the Bri­tish As­so­ci­a­tion of Aes­thetic Plas­tic Sur­geons (BAAPS), says there’s been an in­crease in the num­ber of men hav­ing cos­metic pro­ce­dures over the last decade, with 2,417 men go­ing un­der the knife last year. The pro­por­tion of

men v women re­mains the same how­ever, with men mak­ing up roughly 10%, and women ac­count­ing for 90% of all pro­ce­dures car­ried out. “What was popular for years was male breast re­duc­tion or ‘moob’ surgery, along with lots of things that were popular with...

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