For women, breasts are a desirable symbol of femininity that boost self-confidence. For men, however, having enlarged breasts can be disheartening and may be caused by a condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the development of excess breast tissue in men and can occur at any age. It is sometimes linked to hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of certain substances. Although male breast enlargement often results in localized fat deposits, losing weight will not always reverse the effects of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, surgically corrects enlarged male breasts by using either liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. While gynecomastia surgery is characterized by the removal of fat and tissue, male breast reduction patients gain much more than they lose.
One of the biggest reasons for men to consider male breast reduction is the adverse effect their gynecomastia has on their confidence. This condition can cause emotional discomfort and can even be psychologically damaging. Often, men with gynecomastia are reluctant to participate in social events or have trouble with intimacy due to embarrassment. After the surgery, there is no need to hide or worry, and patients can experience an improved quality of life.
A More Sculpted Contour
Male breast reduction can provide men with a more masculine, sculpted figure by enhancing their chest contours. With a slimmer figure, men can feel better about wearing tight-fitting shirts or have the confidence to go shirtless.
Less Physical Pain
Similarly to women, having overly large breasts can cause men physical discomfort. Men with dense breasts may feel like they need to avoid activities such as running, jumping, and sports because the extra weight strains their bodies. Gynecomastia surgery increases mobility, allowing patients to participate more and sit out less. Over time, it can even improve posture and spine alignment since the burdensome weight will be eliminated.