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September 08, 2022 | Gynecomastia, Male Plastic Surgery

Men: Are You Ready to Treat Gynecomastia?


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Let’s be honest, men, we see pictures of our favorite male celebrities and wish that we had the toned physique that they have, right? One of the most common features that these celebrities have is a defined chest. However, many men struggle with achieving this. 

In fact, a significant number of men suffer from gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts, commonly referred to as “man boobs”). 

Man sitting on the floor and holding his enlarged breasts

Gynecomastia is most often caused by a hormonal imbalance, which is why many boys going through puberty develop breasts. 

While the hormones often balance themselves out, causing the condition to resolve on its own, this is not always the case. And if you have gynecomastia, then you know just how embarrassing this condition can be, especially when you are at the pool or beach. 

What’s even more frustrating is that male breasts cannot be gotten rid of with normal diet and exercise. 

Instead, cosmetic surgery (gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction) is required to correct this condition. The good news, however, is that this simple and straightforward procedure can help you achieve a more masculine appearance and, better than anything, can help you feel more comfortable and confident with yourself. 

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the size of male breasts to give men a flatter, more contoured chest appearance. This procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia and takes anywhere from one to two hours to complete. 

During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will make an incision in the breast area, usually around the nipple-areolar complex. Then, excess fat and glandular breast tissue are removed. 

Liposuction is often used to help remove the subcutaneous fat present in the breasts. In severe cases (men with more extensive male breasts), excess skin may be surgically removed to give you a sleeker, more contoured appearance.

What Are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

While the physical benefits of having gynecomastia surgery are endless, giving men a more masculine and defined chest appearance, it is really the mental benefits of this procedure that are the most significant. 

No longer will men need to feel self-conscious in public surroundings  (whether at the pool or beach during the summer or simply wearing a T-shirt while out at the store) or during intimate times with a partner. 

This life-changing procedure can truly help men feel more confident with their bodies. And one of the very best parts of this procedure is that the results are permanent.

It is important to note that gynecomastia surgery cannot increase muscle mass in the chest. Instead, you will find yourself with a more natural and trimmed chest appearance after your procedure. However, through exercise and weightlifting, you can have that defined chest that will help turn heads for all the right reasons. 

Can Gynecomastia Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Since your chest is so central in your body, undergoing gynecomastia surgery can change your entire physical appearance. However, if you are interested in achieving an even more complete and dramatic aesthetic transformation, then combining gynecomastia surgery with other cosmetic procedures is definitely recommended. 

Some of the surgical procedures that are most commonly combined with gynecomastia surgery include:

You can even combine these surgeries into a Daddy Makeover, which is a customizable procedure that helps you look and feel the way you’ve always wanted.

Interested in Gynecomastia Surgery?

To learn more about gynecomastia surgery or any of the other procedures we offer at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, please contact us by calling (813) 400-1465 or by filling out our online contact form.

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