After a Freedom of Information request, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), has revealed it has spent £80,000 on cosmetic surgery for its troops. The procedures carried out included liposuction, a nose job, tattoo removal and moob reduction. Said to be part of the Army’s ‘Battle of the Bulge’ campaign, the figures have certainly shocked the nation.
So, why is so much money being thrown into private cosmetic surgery for soldiers and why are procedures such as moob reduction being offered?
Helping soldiers to shape-up for the front line
The procedures are apparently being offered as part of the Army’s Battle of the Bulge campaign, helping to get soldiers fit and ready for the front line. Thousands of soldiers are said to be failing their basic fitness tests, with many presenting as overweight. Therefore, providing cosmetic surgery which helps to get soldiers fighting fit is now considered a main priority for the armed forces.
After the figures released have caused controversy, the MoD has revealed the majority of soldiers use the NHS. The money spent on private cosmetic procedures has been purely reserved for exceptional cases. Those higher up in the forces agreed to fund private surgery after there was concern raised over the wellbeing of soldiers.
What is a moob reduction?
One of the procedures listed was a moob reduction. The Force forked out £17,950 for one soldier’s breast reduction procedure. So, what exactly is it and how can it help?
Known as gynaecomastia surgery, a moob reduction typically eliminates excess tissue which has caused the condition. Liposuction is also typically used to eliminate any excess fat. A very small incision is made to either liposuction the fat out, or remove excess tissue and thanks to their unique placement, the incisions won’t usually leave visible scarring.
For the first few weeks after the procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment. This helps to protect the chest and aid in proper recovery.
It’s important to understand that there are different types of gynaecomastia and each requires a slightly different surgical approach. So, if you’re worried about your moobs, breast reduction surgery could prove extremely beneficial. It can eliminate the problem and help you to regain your confidence. Book a consultation with a gynaecomastia surgeon today to find out more about the procedure and how it could benefit you.