Feeds

UK moob jobs rocket 80 per cent

Male plastic surgery on the up-and-up

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (or BAAPS, phnar, phnar) has reported a massive rise in gynaecomastia ops last year, as lardy chaps moved to reduce their swelling moobs.

The total number of men going under BAAPS members' knives for a breast reduction in 2009 was 581, meaning the procedure is now the third most popular bit of nip-and-tuck for males.

Nose jobs still top the lads' league table, with 877 opting for some quick rhinoplasty, followed by the 616 who benefited from eyelid treatment, aka blepharoplasty. Overall, men underwent 3,623 procedures last year, a rise of 21 per cent on 2008.

Mr Rajiv Grover, consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS member, noted: “This year we have recorded a dramatic rise in a number of male surgical procedures, probably due to heightened media attention, which has allowed men to realise the positive outcomes that can be achieved."

Blokes are still way behind women, though, who racked up 32,859 visits to the plastic surgeon, including 8,537 breast augmentations.

Bulgarian airbags continue to be the most popular operation for the gals, followed by eyelids (4,827) and breast reduction (4,122).

Overall, "36,482 surgical procedures were carried out by BAAPS members in 2009, a 6.7 per cent increase from 2008, when 34,187 were performed". You can get your hands on the full BAAP's figures here. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers
Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs
The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS
Your brother's gonna die, kid, unless we can give him your, well ...
SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS
Boffin: 'I think the behaviour is increasing in frequency'
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg
Off to the boozer? This delicacy might help mitigate the effects
I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm
'He is just being himself' says proud mum of larger-than-life physicist
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.