Male Breast Reduction Surgery up 5% for 2012

Male breast reduction surgery reaches is on the rise.  Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports statistics on the number of plastic surgeries performed for the previous year. They look at the overall cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries and report which procedures have had an increase or decrease. For the year 2012, it has been reported that things are quite stable.

Cosmetic procedures were up 5%, but there was a 2% drop in cosmetic surgical procedures. A rise of 6% in minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and injectable fillers accounts for the overall increase.

The treatment of male breast development, gynecomastia, also known as moobs, is one of the largest increases in body contouring surgeries for Northern California men as well as across the nation. Gynecomastia surgery had a 5% increase in 2012 over the previous year. Awareness and acceptance of male breast reduction surgery are attributed to this increase.


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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