Gynecomastia affects up to 70% of boys in early to mid-puberty as a result of natural hormonal fluctuations. However, this embarrassing and uncomfortable condition affects 65 percent of middle-aged and older men.
10 Advantages of Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia Treatment
1. It boosts self-esteem and confidence.
Aside from the obvious physical changes caused by gynecomastia, there are some less obvious side effects. Hundreds of thousands of men who have gynecomastia suffer from depression as a result of their negative body image. Insecurities can also cause social anxiety, making it difficult to earn or request a raise at work, meet new people, and participate in spontaneous activities like a trip to the pool or a pick-up game of basketball.
You may be unaware of the extent to which your gynecomastia is affecting your mental health. Our clients report that after their procedure, they feel more at ease in and out of their shirts and have a greater appreciation for life. If you have trouble talking to women or wearing a muscle shirt to the gym, male breast reduction surgery may be just what you need to regain control of your life.
2. It provides a more masculine appearance.
Society has a very good idea of how men and women should look. Women's hips and busts are supposed to be proportionate to each other and smaller than their waists. A toned, sculpted chest, large traps, bulky rhomboids, long lats, larger anterior delts, and a torso that tapers down to the hips are all desirable features for men.
You can have perfectly toned back muscles, but strong, bulky pecs can announce that you have the same glandular tissue in your chest as women. The return to a masculine appearance is one of the most significant advantages of breast reduction for gynecomastia treatment.
Everyone will be able to see and appreciate the definition of your chest if you've already done all the heavy loaded incline presses in the world. Breast reduction for men may also include flank liposuction to help you achieve the tapered, masculine look that women adore. Start rowing or swimming to strengthen your back muscles, and no one will ever know you once had gynecomastia. The future is yours with just nine to twelve months in the gym.
3. It Makes Maintaining a Healthy Weight Easier
Not everyone who has gynecomastia is obese. Maintaining a healthy weight, on the other hand, is extremely difficult for men with the condition. All that extra adipose and glandular tissue can make physical activity difficult, if not painful.
Swimming, which is one of the most effective ways to maintain a healthy weight, cardiovascular system, and pulmonary system, is too humiliating for many men. Any sport that requires running or jumping can result in painful tissue bouncing. Compression shirts just don't cut it, and men don't have sports bras.
By removing excess skin, adipose, and glandular tissue with breast reduction for men, you gain more than just the confidence to engage in calorie-burning activities. You are also no longer hampered by discomfort and pain. If you used to play lacrosse or backyard football as a kid but can't anymore, and you believe a smaller chest would allow you to resume your favourite physical activities, you could be a good candidate for breast reduction for men.
4. It can help with back pain.
Lower back pain isn't just a problem for women who have significantly enlarged breasts. Breasts can also cause severe chronic back pain in men. If you have a large chest but lack the back muscles to support it, your upper spine can round out and become permanently disfigured. This results in a permanent hunch and chronic spinal pain over time. The spinal pain can reach all the way down to the buttocks and low back region, depending on the severity of the gynecomastia and poor posture.
The worst part about back pain is that it makes your posture worse because you can't push past the pain to achieve proper posture. Proper posture becomes nearly impossible when your spine becomes deformed. The strength of your entire core can be compromised, giving you the appearance of being reserved or withdrawn.
Who wants to approach someone who appears to be afraid of talking to strangers? Some men inadvertently cause this problem by slouching to minimize the appearance of their chest. You can stand straight, tall, and proud with a smaller chest, exuding confidence and approachability. You can alleviate back pain by strengthening your weakened core and upper back muscles over time.
5. It Allows You to Think More Freely
When you are self-conscious about your body, you may find that the same few negative thoughts run through your mind on a regular basis. Which shirts in my closet are the most comfortable to wear? Will this shirt conceal my condition well enough for today's board meeting? Has she taken notice of my breasts? Is that man on the treadmill looking at my chest? These are just a few of the unproductive thoughts that men with gynecomastia have throughout the day.
Gynecomastia treated with male breast reduction will free your mind to think about the important things in life, like how comfortably all your shirts fit, how great your chest looks in all your shirts, how to tell the girl at the gym that you love the rims on her truck, and how to outline to your supervisor all the contributions you've made over the last 18 months that mean you deserve a 10. Don't let intrusive thoughts about your chest prevent you from achieving all of your life's objectives.
6. It is appropriate for almost everyone.
If you are obese, we recommend that you try to lose weight before undergoing breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia treatment. You could be confusing fatty tissue with glandular tissue. Liposuction may be a better treatment than breast reduction if your male breasts are caused by excess fat rather than glandular tissue. Ask your plastic surgeon to assist you in developing a diet and exercise plan that you can stick to until you reach a healthy body fat percentage.
Breast reduction for gynecomastia may also be inappropriate if you consume excessive amounts of alcohol, smoke marijuana, or use anabolic steroids. However, if none of these apply to you, you're in good general health, have realistic expectations about the results, and don't have a blood disease, you have a good chance of being a good candidate for this procedure. During your initial consultation, we will go over your lifestyle, medical history, and overall health to see if breast reduction or liposuction is a good fit for you.
7. The Procedure Is Concise
Breast reduction for gynecomastia is done as an outpatient procedure using local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia. This means you will feel no pain or discomfort during your procedure, you will be asleep the entire time, and you will be able to go home the same day after a brief observation period. The procedure itself only takes 90 to 120 minutes, so you won't even have to spend the entire day in our cutting-edge facility to improve the rest of your life.
During the procedure, an incision is made in your breast, usually around the nipple, to remove the glandular and fat tissue. Liposuction may also be performed using the same incisions used for breast reduction, depending on how much fat you need removed. The incisions are closed and the procedure is completed once all excess skin has been removed and the remaining skin has been tightened.
8. Recovery Time Is Short
You will only need to take analgesics for about 72 hours after your procedure to reduce the risk of discomfort. Wearing a compression garment for the first one to two weeks reduces the risk of swelling-related discomfort and speeds up the recovery process. After a month, you are free to resume any previously enjoyed activity, including vigorous exercise and countless other activities that you were previously too self-conscious or uncomfortable to enjoy.
While a month may seem like a long time to be "in recovery," heavy weight lifting is the only activity that is prohibited for this period of time. Even better, you'll be out of work for no more than seven days. After all, who doesn't need a whole business week off to read and play video games?
9. You Will Get Long-Lasting Results
Breast reduction for gynecomastia is thought to be permanent. Fat cells in the chest cannot grow back once they have been removed. However, depending on your genetics, if you gain a significant amount of fat in the future, the remaining fat cells in your chest may expand. You will not develop any more glandular tissue in your chest if the initial cause of your gynecomastia, such as hormonal imbalances, was correctly diagnosed and treated.
There are four basic steps to ensuring long-term results from male breast reduction for gynecomastia treatment. First, determine and treat the source of the gynecomastia, if it is glandular tissue rather than excess adipose tissue. Second, maintain a healthy weight to avoid fat cells in the chest from expanding.
Third, avoid smoking marijuana and excessive alcohol consumption.
10. You'll Have Countless Wardrobe Options
You can't wear baggy shirts to work, but you might be avoiding tighter, better-fitting shirts. You can now confidently shop for form-fitting shirts that aren't several sizes too big for your stomach. When you wear clothes that fit your new, masculine form after breast reduction for gynecomastia correction, you'll feel more at ease, look more confident, and attract a lot more of the right kind of attention.
Published by Dr Siddharth Prakash