You look in the mirror and you see ‘those’ staring right at you. Yep, those are ‘man-boobs’ alright.
You tell yourself that it doesn’t bother you. You are a man. You are not defined by how you look.
Except that it does bother you. From simple decisions like picking what shirt to wear to how you think your partner sees you, it affects your life more than you think.
If you are conflicted with the decision to undergo male breast reduction surgery, read on.
The Facts About Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia, what we commonly refer to as ‘man-boobs’, is a condition in which the breast tissue becomes enlarged or swollen in men. This is often accompanied by breast pain or discomfort and nipple tenderness. Up to 65% of middle-aged or older men are affected.
Contrary to what most people think, you don’t get gynecomastia because you’re fat. Gynecomastia happens when there is an overabundance of estrogen relative to androgens. This occurs most often during puberty (of which 25% of cases do not resolve). Certain drugs, such as steroids, some antifungals, or some anti-ulcer drugs can also cause breast tissue enlargement.
What Men with Gynecomastia Go Through
The most common struggle that men who develop large breasts deal with is negative self-image. You become self-conscious that you start to limit the activities you used to enjoy. You stop playing basketball because you’re embarrassed to show your bare chest in the locker room.
You don’t go to social events because you feel like everyone is staring. You start to doubt yourself at work. The image of decreased masculinity has also affected your performance in the bedroom with your partner.
Pain is also a common symptom. It can be severe enough that you develop headaches. If you are a jogger, you are also more likely to get ‘jogger’s nipples’.
Why Male Breast Reduction Surgery Is the Answer
Because you thought that you have man-boobs because you are overweight, you killed yourself at the gym. You lose pounds but those overgrown breasts are still there.
For true gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery is the most effective solution. This cosmetic procedure will remove the unwanted breast tissue to give you a more masculine chest. No amount of exercise or diet will be as effective as cosmetic surgery.
If what people will say concerns you, don’t let it affect your decision. Male cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more popular, especially breast reduction surgery. In fact, more than 40% of breast reduction surgeries in 2015 were performed on men.
Going Under the Knife
Male breast reduction surgery is usually an outpatient procedure that lasts for three to four hours. When done right, you will have a flatter, firmer chest that looks as natural as possible. The resulting scars will be minimal and unnoticeable.
After the procedure, you will be able to go home. You may experience some temporary soreness and swelling. You should avoid exercise and vigorous activities for the first three weeks but you should be able to return to work or school after a few days.
Are you ready to recover your mojo? Contact us and schedule a consultation today.