December 2011

Male Health

Gynecomastia Surgery: Man Boobs / Male Breast Causes & Treatment

In US, UK: Surgery to correct “man-boobs” on the rise
“Being a man and having breasts is as bad as it sounds,” says Steve Beale who endured taunts and cruel
cruelty as he was growing up, all because he developed a condition called gynecomastia—or abnormal growth of male breast tissue.

“My breasts appeared in adolescence, around the time I was expecting mutant superpowers instead. And I got tortured for it at the rugby team changing-rooms at a West Country boys’ grammar,” Beale recalls in the article Why a bloke like me had a boob job, published by The Guardian in November 2003.