Studies suggest that over 70% of boys experience gynecomastia in puberty. The condition is caused by hormonal fluctuations that lead to enlarged breasts. The uncomfortable and embarrassing condition also affects about 65% of adult men.
Male breast reduction surgery is an effective way to treat gynecomastia. It is ideal for those who want to attain their ideal physique.
Creates a More Masculine Figure
Society has clear ideas of what men and women should look like. Large breasts and hips are feminine traits, while a flat muscular chest is masculine. The ideal male figure is a well-toned, sculpted chest.
Perfectly toned back muscles cannot make up for large breasts. Bulky pectoral muscles can make glandular tissue look more pronounced, resembling a female chest. Chest reduction surgery helps attain a masculine appearance.
Boost Confidence and Self-esteem
A large chest can have mental health side effects. Many men with large breasts suffer from poor body image and even depression. The insecurities often cause social anxiety, making it hard to meet new people, participate in physical activities, and even ask for a raise.
Chest reduction surgery can help men feel more comfortable in their skin. A boost in confidence and self-esteem can improve overall health and well-being.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
While it is true that some men with gynecomastia are not overweight, many are. Maintaining a healthy weight can be hard with excess glandular and adipose tissue. Most men with large breasts find it embarrassing to swim.
It is one of the most effective ways to maintain a healthy weight and improve the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. Activities that involve running or jumping can be uncomfortable due to tissue movement.
Help to Alleviate Back Pain
Lower back pain can be a complication of having large breasts. It can affect not just women but also men. Gynecomastia can lead to chronic back pain as the back muscles find it hard to support the large chest.
Stress on the upper spine can affect alignment and posture, causing pain and resulting in a hunch. Some men slouch to hide their large chests. Surgery can alleviate the pain that reaches the lower back.
Improve Overall Quality of Life
Chest reduction surgery can help you achieve your ideal physique. It frees you from worrying about how you look in certain clothes. You can wear shirts that fit without worrying whether they hide your chest effectively. Looking great helps you turn to important life issues instead.
The procedure is ideal for everyone regardless of their size, but people who are overweight are encouraged to lose weight before the surgery. It will determine whether the large chest is due to excess fat rather than glandular tissue.
Chest reduction surgery is a quick outpatient procedure performed under general or local anesthesia and sedation. Patients do not experience pain during the surgery, which takes one-and-a-half to two hours.
Surgeons create an incision around the nipple before removing glandular and fat tissue from the breasts. Surgeons remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin before closing the incisions. Recovery is usually quick.
For more information on the benefits of male chest reduction surgery, visit Miami Aesthetic at our Miami, Florida office. Call 305-851-3020 to schedule an appointment today.