More men in India seek hair removal, chest surgery

IANS has an article on the trend of young men from India seeking hair removal and chest surgery:

If you are an Indian male in your 20s and living in a metro, chances are you want to flaunt a firm, unshaven chest like Bollywood’s Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar or Aamir Khan, and don’t mind being operated upon for it.Cosmetic and aesthetic surgeons say they are seeing a surge in men who come to them for breast reduction and permanent hair removal from their chests in the hope of showing off their cleavage.

“Ten years ago, about 10 percent of my clients used to be men. Now it is 40 percent. Most young men want to flaunt a firm, unshaven chest,” Anup Dhir, a senior consultant in the department of cosmetic surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, told IANS.

Inspired by Bollywood actors and models who strut around shirtless, these men – mostly in their 20s – are ready to shell out money to show off cleavage.

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