Contrary to popular belief, men are concerned about their appearance. Some men may try to give off an air of bravado as if to say that they do not care about what other people think about them, but the truth is that they do. This is even more true now since we live in a society that is putting just as much emphasis on the appearance of men as it is putting on the appearance of women. Most men want to have a masculine physique. They want to be trim, they want to have defined muscles and they want to look like what other people say a man should look like.
Unfortunately, some men are battling with male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. Because they have fatty breasts that do not go away with diet and exercise, some men feel self-conscious. However, with the assistance of our talented plastic surgeon, it is possible for these men to restore their masculine appearance. Thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery, male breast reduction is a relatively simple procedure that allows for a fairly quick recovery and leaves a man without noticeable scarring.
Differences in genetics as well as certain medications can cause men to develop enlarged breasts. It is estimated that up to half of men in the United States have had some form of gynecomastia at one point or another during their life. Gynecomastia can develop at any time during a man’s life. Male breast reduction can be performed when a person is a teenager or when they are an adult. There is no difference in the success rate.
If a person chooses to go on a diet and exercise, they might be able to minimize the appearance of male breasts. However, for a lot of men, this is not enough. This is because there is an overabundance of glandular tissue in addition to fat. What’s horrible about this for many men is that even though they are lean all over their body, they still have noticeably enlarged breasts.
Following male breast reduction surgery, most men say that they feel confident for the first time. They are proud to go outside without their shirt. They also feel more attractive to potential mates.
A good candidate for this procedure is anyone who feels uncomfortable about the appearance of their chest. If a man is avoiding certain activities that require him to be shirtless, then male breast reduction might be a good option. The results of this procedure are dramatic.
Different techniques can be used to treat gynecomastia. The male breast reduction procedure may involve surgical excisions and/or liposuction. The techniques used will vary depending on the unique situation. To see if male breast reduction is right for you, set up a consultation at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie. Contact our office today to book your appointment.