When boys or men suffer from “man boobs,” it can significantly damage their self-esteem, causing anxiety, a lack of confidence, and a withdrawal from activities they once loved. Gynecomastia, or excess breast tissue and fat, can occur due to weight gain, hormonal changes, or genetics. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, can help remove excess breast tissue and restore a more masculine appearance to the chest while also helping to improve the overall quality of life.
Reduces Pain and Discomfort
While grown men or adolescents with gynecomastia often deal with embarrassment from the appearance of excess breast tissue, but, in some cases, this excess tissue causes pain or discomfort. In many cases, gynecomastia begins as a lump of fatty tissue below the nipple that can become sore or tender to the touch. Gynecomastia surgery removes this inflamed excess tissue, helping to eliminate the pain and discomfort it causes while also helping you achieve your body contouring goals.
Significant Improvement in Quality of Life
Whether you are a young male teen or adult, gynecomastia can drastically affect your quality of life. Teenagers can be very cruel, and bullying is unfortunately still all too common. The appearance of male breasts often affects participation in many activities, such as sports or swimming. It can also negatively affect your confidence in romantic relationships.
Having gynecomastia surgery helps restore the natural male contours of the chest, allowing you to feel confident and no longer hide underneath a shirt. In fact, a 2022 study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows that undergoing this surgery can significantly improve self-esteem and every aspect of quality of life.
If gynecomastia is affecting your physical, psychological, and emotional well-being, gynecomastia surgery can help give you the body contours you are looking for and give you a chest you can feel confident in. To learn more about how gynecomastia can help you achieve your goals, contact Dr. Davis or call 916-318-5570 today to schedule your consultation.