Gynecomastia is a fairly common condition characterized by excess breast tissue among males. While breast tissue growth is normal and expected for females, a small number of men find that they too experience excess tissue in this area. It is not always known exactly why this happens, but fluctuations in hormones, side effects from medication, weight gain and advancing age are all common factors amongst those males diagnosed with the condition.
Unsurprisingly, men with gynecomastia often feel self-conscious about their condition. What is intended to be good-natured banter from other males they know may only serve to heighten this negative body image, and many sufferers withdraw from many aspects of their life as much as possible. Poor self-esteem and depression are also common side effects.
Fortunately, there is a way to correct this problem and enable you to achieve the flatter, toned and manlier silhouette that you desire – gynecomastia surgery. Gynecomastia surgery involves liposuction to the chest area to remove the excess fatty tissue. It is simple, straightforward and can produce impressive results as soon as healing is complete.
Benefits of gynecomastia surgery
Needless to say, gynecomastia surgery offers patients the chance to experience a number of benefits. Some of the most commonly-cited advantages of the procedure include:
A more masculine figure
Excess breast tissue in males is often referred to as ‘man boobs’, but this comparison with the female form can be devastating to many men who feel that their masculinity has been compromised by their condition. Since gynecomastia surgery can facilitate the removal of this excess tissue and help the patient achieve a smoother, flatter chest, men who choose this procedure can enjoy a more masculine shape once more.
Improved confidence and self-esteem
If you feel happy with your appearance, it shows! Many men suffering from excess breast tissue find that they also experience a loss of confidence and self-esteem, feeling embarrassed or even ashamed about the way that their chest looks. Unfortunately, such feelings can impact every area of your life, from affecting your relationship with your partner to causing you to shy away from certain types of social interaction. You may decide that you are too self-conscious to go swimming without a shirt or choose loose-fitting tops to prevent them from clinging to your chest. However, by removing the excess breast tissue, gynecomastia surgery can restore your appearance and your confidence and self-esteem, helping you to feel ready to face any situation.
Makes physical activity easier
It isn’t just women who can find certain types of physical difficult owing to having excess breast tissue. Running and jumping can prove painful, and while women at least have the option of wearing a support bra to ease their discomfort, men are left suffering. However, gynecomastia surgery eliminates this problem and enables you to enjoy any physical activity that you wish without pain or drawing attention to your chest.
Less back pain
Back pain is also a common problem for men suffering from gynecomastia. The excess weight on their chest changes their posture, causing the upper spine to become rounded and giving you the appearance of a slightly humped back. Some men also adopt this position to help make their chest look smaller and less pronounced. However, this posture can cause you to develop back pain and associated problems. When you have surgery to remove your excess breast tissue, you will find it easier to maintain better posture and eliminate any back pain.
If you are suffering from excess breast tissue and its associated effects and you are considering gynecomastia surgery, our discreet and dedicated cosmetic surgery team would be happy to help. Please contact our Roslyn Heights, NY office today to schedule your confidential consultation to discuss your candidacy.