Teenager sells car to pay for moob reduction surgery after years of bullying and hopes it will kickstart his love life

A teenager sold his car to pay for BREAST REDUCTION surgery after being bullied at school for years.

Charlie Edgeworth, 19, was nicknamed ‘Mooby’ by cruel bullies when a rare medical condition caused him to grow boobs when he was just 13.

The call centre worker, from Hastings, East Sussex, was so mortified by his B cup boobs that he’s NEVER had a girlfriend – and used to hide away in baggy jumpers, even in the height of summer.

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Desperate to reduce his chest, Charlie went on a strict diet – causing his weight to plummet to a dangerous nine stone when he was still at school – but it only made his chest more prominent.

But after years of torment, Charlie finally decided to sell his car to fund a £2000 breast reduction – and is hoping his new chest will help him find love.

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Charlie’s moobs before the surgery

Charlie said: “My moobs stuck out so much the kids called me names for the duration of high school.

“I hadn’t taken my top off in public since primary school and never went topless in the house so my mum didn’t even know.

“Whenever we went on holiday I always wore a t-shirt in the pool – I just told people I burnt easily to shut them up.

“I tried everything to make them disappear but when I lost weight it just made them stand out more.

“In the end I put weight on to cover up the disparity between my chest and stomach.”

In an attempt to hide his embarrassment, he always wore a school jumper one size too big even if the summer sun was blazing.

Finally, after three years of looking into male breast reduction, the 19-year-old decided to go under the knife and had 200ml of fat and glandular tissue removed from each breast.

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Charlie said: “My moobs stuck out so much the kids called me names for the duration of high school.

“I hadn’t taken my top off in public since primary school and never went topless in the house so my mum didn’t even know.

“Whenever we went on holiday I always wore a t-shirt in the pool – I just told people I burnt easily to shut them up.

“I tried everything to make them disappear but when I lost weight it just made them stand out more.

“In the end I put weight on to cover up the disparity between my chest and stomach.”

Charlie suffers from a condition called gynecomastia – a hormone imbalance meaning he has more oestrogen than testosterone – causing the excess breast tissue.

To hide the extra breast tissue, he covered himself up in baggy, dark clothes no matter what the weather.

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Pride and Joy: Charlie had to sell his VW Polo to pay for his breast reduction surgery

His confidence was deflated so much that to avoid going topless in front of anybody else he came up with excuses to sit out PE lessons.

Even after school, his confidence was knocked and his love life took a knock, meaning he hasn’t had a girlfriend since he was 13.

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Despite losing his car, Charlie hopes the surgery will improve his love life

Charlie said: “It’s hard to get close to somebody when you have this hang up.

“It’s difficult to keep seeing someone when you’re constantly thinking “I’ve got bigger boobs than you”.

“For the last six years I haven’t had a serious partner because of it, which is a bloody long time.”

Charlie’s lowest point came when his previous boss mentioned he looked a bit “mooby” and that’s when he decided to seriously look in to surgical options.

The teenager sold his pride and joy – a 2003 plate Volkswagen Polo – to pay £1750 for breast reduction and nipple inversion in Poland through EuropeSurgery.

To aid the recovery process he has to keep the compression vest on, but says he already feels like a completely different person.

The call centre worker said: “This has been a massive confidence boost and I can’t wait to start dating again.

“I wasn’t expecting the results to be as good as they are.

“It sounds like a cliché but I feel like my life can begin now.

“If I hadn’t gone abroad I would never have been able to afford to have the surgery.

“I looked into it and it’s about £5,000 over here and nowhere near as open.

“With EuropeSurgery they talked me through everything and even let me speak to previous patients, it really put my mind at ease.”

Adam Kalecinski, the surgeon who took Charlie’s operation, said: “I am extremely pleased with the results of Charlie’s surgery and I am looking forward to seeing him in one of our UK aftercare clinics.

“It’s essential to remove glandular tissue as well as fat to stop the problem returning in a couple of years.”