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More British Men Getting Moob Jobs

British Men Desperate For Moob Jobs

American women may want bigger boobs, but British men want smaller ones — on themselves, that is.

Turns out there was a 44 percent increase year over year in men who want to get rid of their larger-than-normal "man boobs," aka moobs. A moob job to reduce their size is now the fifth most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men.

"We are seeing men of all ages coming in to have their breasts made smaller," said plastic surgeon Douglas McGeorge, including one grandfather who had never removed his shirt on the beach because he was embarrassed about the size of his chest.

Men really are the new women. The other procedures more popular than moob jobs for British men? Nose jobs, eye lifts, ear pinning, and liposuction.


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a-million-suns a-million-suns 7 years
The man-zierre/the bro anyone?
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Cute man can holders! :D
ali321 ali321 7 years
Can't they just exercise? Isn't it just extra fat. It's not the same as a woman's boobs. I can understand them wanting to get rid of man-boobs, but is surgery necessary? I don't think it's any worse than any other cosmetic surgery. I just wouldn't want to spend the money if I didn't have to.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 7 years
Why is this news? This isn't really surprising to me. Of course men who have moobs will want them gone or reduced.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Uhm wow! To all men who hate their moobs how about getting up off your arss and doing chest exercises three days a week which take no more than thirty minutes.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
You two sound like a blast to hang with!! :) Coming from a female that is very...ummm...gifted in the chesty area, I totally get the moob reduction. As for that ad, that is way too disturbing!!
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
You're right - I don't really watch football. But I do sneak off when you're paying attention and check the score for the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers - see, I'm not having an affair! I'm checking football scores. Star Trek!!!! Whooohoooooo!!!!!!!
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
"That makes our puppy more evolved than say, the average dude." I'm not sure our puppy has a greater emotional range than the average dude. Our puppy basically only says, "Play with me!" and "Feed me!" A guy can also say, "Let's watch football!" That's 50% more range. Guys have emotions. They really do. But we don't feel the need to noodle on them and talk about them over and over. Dude, how do you feel? Uh, I feel ok. Work's going on, and Yankees won last night. Any need to go over it over and over? No, not really.
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
Speaking of which... everybody thinks our little white fluffy poofy fuzzy little dog is a girl. But he's not - he's a guy. But he loves the attention he gets from looking like... well, a girl dog. I hope you don't think I'm contradicting myself - because I'm not. Straight guys don't like to be perceived as gay. If I thought for a second that shiney shirts and long hair made anyone think I was gay, I'd stop doing it right off - but I think I can get away with it because I don't give off a gay vibe. Unlike, say, our little white fluffy puppy. But he doesn't seem to care what people say about his sexual orientation.
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
SKG said: "I think a major difference is guys wouldn't waste time judging or gossiping about other guys that do it." Nah - guys would do it very efficiently. One random passing comment in the middle of watching a football game - "Dude, your moobs make you look gay." A glancing blow that strikes at the heart and wounds for a lifetime. Also, it's ok if you look a little gay. Not ok if I do. JK - I'm so very very very straight I can wear shiney shirts as much as I want.
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
Dang - I should proofread these better before posting - I meant to say, "But having moobs doesn't MAKE you gay, but it can make you LOOK gay."
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
Maybe I wasn't clear, Pistil. But having moobs doesn't MAKE up gay, but they can make you LOOK gay. And for a straight dude, LOOKING gay is jut bad hooch - an opening for other, bigger guys to make fun of you. And guys hate being made fun of. But I think you have a point - guys can be really insecure about their looks, too - they just don't talk about it.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Maybe it's the way you're phrasing it, spacekat... but how does having 'moobs' make one gay? I think there is much more focus on women's bodies, so it's easy to dismiss the fact that men can feel insecure too. Sometimes I think my boyfriend is more self-conscious about his body than I am.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm so distressed by that ad.
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
This guy's perspective. Straight men don't want to be called gay, or laughed at. It's the absolutely worst thing ever. So it makes perfect sense to me that a guy would want his moobs reduced. Not really hard to understand. Straight guys just don't want to be perceived as gay - it's the worst possible insult. Especially if your body contradicts how you feel about yourself.
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