Gynecomastia is a condition where men develop women-like breasts. According to studies, more than 70 percent of boys experience gynecomastia in puberty due to hormone fluctuations. Sixty-five percent of adult males experience the enlarged male breast condition that can be embarrassing and disturbing.
Gynecomastia, or male breast reduction surgery, can help correct the condition. The surgery is effective and can help the patient be confident in his body. The following are the life benefits of male reduction.
Large breasts are naturally associated with femininity, while a man should have a flat chest. When a man has large breasts, he does not appear masculine. Gynecomastia surgery is beneficial as it can create a more masculine physique.
Removing the excess fat in the chest can create a sculpted and toned chest. The surgery usually includes liposuction to remove the excess fat, revealing more muscle. The results of the surgery are permanent.
Gynecomastia surgery can help restore a man’s confidence. Most men who suffer from the condition have low self-esteem. Many experience depression resulting from a poor body image. Body insecurities can lead to social anxiety as the man avoids social situations that involve activities that require disrobing. The condition can lead to mental health issues. The surgery helps to restore self-confidence.
Getting gynecomastia surgery can be the motivation that you need to maintain healthy body weight. Many men who have large male breasts tend to be overweight. Getting a new toned physique can motivate them to work out. Going to the gym, swimming, and other physical activities can become a habit. When individuals do not worry about their body appearance, they become more active.
Gynecomastia or excess chest fat can result in chronic back pain and poor posture. Most men with large breasts tend to slouch to hide their chest. Unfortunately, this results in discomfort and poor posture. Surgery will create a flat chest, and the man can stand tall and confident, improving posture. Regular exercise and improved self-esteem will also help improve posture.
Men with large breasts experience anxiety and negative thoughts about what to wear. Large breasts can limit the man’s wardrobe choices as he avoids anything that will reveal his chest. Getting gynecomastia surgery will allow the patient to wear anything he likes. After the surgery, he can wear fitted T-shirts with confidence. He will not have to worry about attracting unwanted attention. It will help set his mind free.
Gynecomastia surgery is quick, and surgeons perform it under general anesthesia, which means there is no pain or discomfort. The patient can go home the same day after the operation. Painkillers will help reduce discomfort during the recovery period. A compression garment will help reduce the risk of swelling.
For more on gynecomastia surgery, call Rich & Humenansky Plastic Surgery of the Face & Body at (803) 799-3223 to reach our Columbia, South Carolina, office.