The Facts About Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction Surgery

While cosmetic surgery is often seen as a way for women to address concerns about their appearance, men also struggle with problems such as body image as well. This is often expressed by frequent trips to the gym, but one problem that exercises alone cannot change is the condition known as gynecomastia. Enlargement of the male breasts is a common source of embarrassment for men who believe that their breast size prevents them from having an attractive and masculine body no matter how much they work out. However, a simple male breast reduction surgery can often result in a much more masculine appearance in the chest area.

The Facts About Gynecomastia

Of the treatments available for the condition of enlarged male breasts, male breast reduction surgery is the most effective. There are many contributing factors leading to gynecomastia, including genetics, hormonal balances, and the use of vital medications that make any other single treatment limited in its efficacy. Despite popular belief, it is not a consequence of getting older or gaining weight, and a normal, health regimen will rarely affect the increase of breast tissue the condition has caused.

Things to Know About Male Breast Reduction Surgery

You might be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery if you have tried other medical treatments without success. Although general health and body weight is a factor, it is more important that you be over 18 so that your hormonal levels and body growth has stabilized. The surgery removes excess fat and glandular tissues that contribute to the appearance of rounded breasts in order to flatten out and firm up the masculine shape of the chest area. In some cases, this reduction may need to be combined with liposuction to improve the results.

A More Masculine Body 

The main benefit of male breast reduction surgery in relation to other possible treatments is that it is designed to be a permanent solution to what can be an otherwise intractable problem with a single procedure. However, poor lifestyle choices after surgery such as overeating or remaining excessively sedentary may contribute to an enlargement of the chest area even after treatment. When combined with a change in lifestyle after the procedure, the surgery remains the most effective treatment for gynecomastia.

Do you think that male breast reduction surgery may help you with the symptoms of gynecomastia? If so, take the time to talk to our team at Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta and Marietta. Contact us today for a consultation.

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