Men Go Under the Knife for 'Moob Jobs'

Personal Health

When it comes to being sliced by the cosmetic surgeon's knife, women are not having all the fun. Operations to eradicate "man boobs" increased by 44 percent last year, and the procedure moved into the top five requested by men, overtaking face-lifts.

Male breast reduction was barely heard of five years ago -- just 22 were performed in the whole of 2003 -- but last year, 323 British men had their "moobs" removed.

Brow lifts -- in which muscles that produce frown lines are removed and eyebrows moved higher -- rose 60 percent. Reasons given for the procedures included unhappiness with appearance, having skin over the eyelid that made it hard to to look up and the irritation of having to comb hair over the forehead to hide unsightly wrinkles.

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