If you’ve ever considered taking the one important step that will give you the ability to shed your shirt comfortably whether on the beach or in an intimate setting, there’s never been a better time. You’ve lived with the embarrassment and insecurity long enough. You’ve endured enough teasing about your “man boobs”.
You’re Not Alone.
Gynecomastia, which is the condition that causes the enlargement of a man’s breasts, affects about 50% of men. Men have lived in silence and embarrassment for decades. It’s taken a long time, but finally, men are stepping up in record numbers and taking their lives back through breast reduction surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “There were 68,106 aesthetic breast reduction surgeries in the United States in 2015, and for the first time men accounted for more than 40 percent of those procedures.” https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery
If you are the parent of a young man who suffers from gynecomastia, he may grow out of it. Teenage boys often have slightly enlarged breasts because of changing levels of sex hormones, and in 90% of these cases, the enlarged breasts will resolve on its own. However, for adult men, this is not the case.
If your teen’s gynecomastia does not resolve naturally, he could suffer long-term psychological consequences. It is important to address the issue as soon as possible.
No man, young or old needs to or should have to suffer from this condition any more. A firm and manly chest can be a life-changing confidence booster.
Acceptance is Growing.
Plastic surgery is no longer the domain of women. As more and more men undergo various procedures, gynecomastia is being acknowledged, talked about and corrected in ever increasing numbers. There is no shame in having the courage to improve one’s self-esteem. As the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports, “A total of 27,456 breast reduction surgeries (Gynecomastia) were performed on men last year, representing a 5 percent increase over the previous year and a 35 percent growth since 2000.” https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery
Whether you are ready to talk to friends or family members about your condition is irrelevant. The first step is to so your research. Look for Board Certified Plastic Surgeons with experience in successfully performing breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia. Schedule a consultation with several and select the surgeon that you feel most confident will help you achieve the look you want.
The best doctor is one who has completed surgical training specifically on gynecomastia surgery and has performed hundreds of male breast reduction procedures with successful outcomes. Look for surgeons who are members of an accredited association such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Any doctor who has undergone this extra training is proud to show it on the wall of his or her office or display the association logos on their website.
Once you’ve found the surgeon you want to work with, your decision to take that first step will carry you all the way through to completion and the confidence to proudly take your shirt off! It’s a liberating sensation.