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3 reasons why moob reduction is on the rise

29th July 2019

If you’re worried you suffer from gynaecomastia – the medical name for ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’ – then you’re not alone. In a 2014 study, it was estimated that 30% of men experience this condition at some point in their life, but even though it’s pretty common, many men find it extremely distressing, particularly in the summer months when they have to take their top off on the beach or around the pool.

#1 Body image and young men 

The reality TV programme Love Island seems to receive as much criticism as adulation and ahead of this year’s series, the Mental Health Foundation surveyed the impact that reality TV shows had on people’s body image and found that 24% of people between 18 and 24 said reality TV made them feel insecure about how they looked.

It’s no wonder that enquiries into moob reduction surgery are on the rise as Love Island seems to only show one type of male physique, with chiselled pecs and a six-pack. The problem is further compounded by the extremes that young men will go to achieve that perfect body.

In 2017, data revealed that there’d been an increase in the number of young men using steroids to bulk up and a link was made to shows like Love Island and their impact on body image. Unfortunately, one of the possible side effects of anabolic steroid use is the development of glandular gynaecomastia.

#2 It’s never too late…

It’s not just younger men who are feeling the pressure to look good and present a certain physique to the world. New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicate that baby boomers re-entering the data market in their 50s and beyond are behind an increased demand for body contouring surgery.

In their latest figures, they found that there were nearly 50,000 more cosmetic procedures performed on those 55 and older in 2018 than the previous year. As well as tummy tucks and lipo, moob surgery was also one of the most requested procedures for the more mature male.

#3 Improved techniques mean less risk of complications

In a recent survey of 100 men considering male chest surgery carried out by the Karidis Clinic, it was revealed that one of the biggest obstacles to undergoing gynaecomastia surgery is the fear of potential complications, with 66% of respondents citing this reason.

Mr Alex Karidis performs approximately 140 procedures annually, making him one of the UK's most experienced gynaecomastia surgeons. He combines this experience with a pursuit of perfection that drives him to constantly improve his technique and the patient experience.

One focus has been to reduce scarring, complications and recovery time after gynaecomastia surgery and has developed his unique ‘quilting’ technique to deliver the most intricate stitch work that leaves minimal scarring and reduces the risk of post-surgical complications such as excessive swelling and haematomas. Last year, the Karidis Quilting Technique won The Hackett Memorial Prize at the annual scientific meeting of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in 2018.

Gynaecomastia patients at the Karidis Clinic are offered as many pre-surgery consultations and follow-up as they require, and we also perform a Body Ballancer treatment post-op to ensure the optimal outcome. For more information on what sets us apart, call 0203 811 3185 to arrange your moob reduction surgery consultation.

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