Male plastic surgery used to be somewhat taboo, but in recent years the popularity of cosmetic surgery for men has grown dramatically. No longer is male plastic surgery as stigmatized as it used to be. More and more men are electing to undergo procedures to better the way they look and feel.
Having excess breast tissue as a man can be damaging to one’s self-esteem, but men with this condition should be aware that they are not alone. Upwards of 1/3 of all men have some degree of gynecomastia, and in 2016, male breast reduction (for the treatment of gynecomastia) was the second most common cosmetic surgery procedure among men, according to ASAPS.
Gynecomastia is not an issue that is necessarily the fault of the man. Extensive workouts can’t always reduce excess tissue in the male breast, which can be frustrating. If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of your chest, or you find yourself avoiding certain activities because you don’t want to take your shirt off, male breast reduction may be an option to consider. It can remove excess fat and glandular tissue to create a flatter and firmer chest contour.
You should not let gynecomastia keep you from feeling confident about yourself. With the help of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, you can restore a natural-looking and masculine appearance to your chest. Modern advanced techniques allow for short surgery times, fast recovery, and barely-visible scars.
If you want to learn more about male breast reduction and gynecomastia in Pensacola, FL, or you think you may be a good candidate, request a consultation or call our office at (805) 654-1194.