Navy pays for cosmetic breast operations

The Royal Navy has paid for two sailors, one of whom is a man, to have cosmetic surgery on their breasts.

It appears that the man had his breasts reduced, while the woman had hers enlarged.

The Navy said the operations were for “clinical reasons”.

A colleague of the sailors, who are both based in Plymouth, said: “It is madness. We do not always have enough kit yet these people are getting cosmetic operations.”

According to reports the man had lost a lot of weight and needed the operation to remove excess skin.

In 2003, the Navy spent £38,000 on cosmetic surgery for staff.

This included four nose operations at £3,000 each and six breast enhancement or reduction procedures at £2,500 a time.

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