Gynecomastia, which is a condition characterized by excessively large male breasts, can cause serious physical and psychological side effects. Men that are struggling with gynecomastia may be interested in male breast reduction, a potentially life changing procedure.
Read on as San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon highlights some of the ways male breast reduction can boost confidence and improve quality of life.
Creates a More Traditionally Masculine Looking Chest
The most immediate and noticeable benefit of male breast reduction is that it creates a flatter and firmer chest. Excessive tissue and loose skin are removed and the remaining skin is tightened to give the chest a more classically masculine looking contour.
Helps Clothing Fit Better
Men with gynecomastia often avoid wearing tight-fitting shirts and jackets because of their condition. They may be relegated to wearing baggy and formless clothing, and reluctant to take their shirt off at the pool or beach. After surgery, patients can wear any style shirt or jacket they like, including slim-fitting shirts and jackets, because all styles are more flattering on their newly sculpted chest. They can also go shirtless as they please.
Improved Ability to Exercise and Play Sports
A large chest with excess tissue and folds of skin can make it difficult to stay active through exercise, sports and other physical activities. Many men that have male breast reduction find that not only is it easier to exercise and play sports, but they are more motivated to stay in shape after seeing their improved chest contour.
Some men with oversized breasts may hunch over because of the heaviness of the chest. They may develop a rounding in the upper spine, poor core strength and even pain or discomfort. Male breast reduction eliminates the majority of the excess tissue which in turn improves posture.
Relief from Stressful Thoughts
Men with gynecomastia may have troubling thoughts running through their mind every day — they may worry about how they look, what they should wear and whether other people notice their chest. Having male breast reduction offers relief from these stressful and anxious thoughts for an overall better state of mind.
Learn More about Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
If you struggle with gynecomastia and this post hasn’t convinced you that male breast reduction can improve your quality of life, Dr. Chacon welcomes you to book a consultation to learn more. Call or email Divino Plastic Surgery today to make your appointment.