A record 4,000 blokes in the UK had their man-breasts, or â€œmoobsâ€, removed by cosmetic surgery last year. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, thatâ€™s almost double the number for 2005, when 2,100 went under the knife for the same reason.
I had the operation â€“ known as gynaeplasty, the moob condition itself being more sensibly known as gynaecomas-tia â€” back in 2003, making me something of a pioneer. Since then gynaeplasty has gone up from eighth to third place in the top ten cosmetic procedures undergone by men.
And yes, this article makes me think of my favorite line in the movie Fight Club about Bob.