Private healthcare search engine WhatClinic.com has released data indicating that enquiries for men seeking cosmetic surgery treatments have increased significantly over the past year.
According to the search engine, male breast reduction has seen the most enquiries, increasing by 49% over the past year, followed by liposuction, which has increased by 21% over the first quarter of 2017. The number of men interested in abdominoplasty has also risen by 13%.
Head of consumer matters for WhatClinic, Philip Boyle, said, “By looking at the demographics of those making enquiries to clinics, we can confirm that there are more men than ever finding and booking certain treatments like male breast reduction and liposuction.” He continued, “Realistically, these are drastic solutions to weight issues, and practical solutions such as changes to diet can make a big difference.”
Consultant plastic surgeon Mr Omar Tillo said, “Men who seek cosmetic surgery are often very fit and attend the gym regularly, but may have recently lost a large amount of weight and have residual pockets or areas of stubborn fat, which they find aren’t improving with diet and exercise alone.”