Gynaecomastia is a condition that affects some men and which generates larger than average breast tissue, colloquially known as ‘moobs’ (man-boobs). The condition is caused by a hormonal imbalance, whereby too much oestrogen is created, or the balance of oestrogen to progesterone is not correctly aligned and an excess of glandular tissue is produced. impression.
Put simply, male breast reduction is a procedure designed to help men look and feel better about their chest. The operation involves surgical removal of unwanted fat and gland tissues from the breast area, achieving a smoother, flatter and firmer appearance to the chest.
Understanding whether you are suitable for male breast reduction
Some men might be reading this and wondering if they are suitable for male breast reduction surgery, so this checklist should help you establish whether you might be suitable:
- Generally healthy and not very overweight
- Bigger than ‘normal’ breasts
- Have suffered from this condition for a while and have not managed to address the problem with diet or exercise
- Feel that their breast tissue leaves them feeling that it is affecting confidence/self-esteem
Hormonal imbalances are quite common in adolescent men, so it is not uncommon in late teens to be concerned that gynaecomastia is developing, however, this often corrects itself once the hormones have settled down.
Equally, if men are overweight then this can cause ‘pseudo-gynaecomastia’ which is not linked to hormones but is a build-up of excess fatty tissue all over the body, including the chest. If this sounds like something you can relate more to then the good news is that diet and exercise may be all that is needed to address this. The first step will be to try non-surgical methods, but if that does not work then surgery may be the fix you are looking for and Warwickshire cosmetic surgeon Mr Alan Park can advise you on the most appropriate treatment option.
What else to expect
Smokers will be advised to quit or significantly reduce their nicotine intake prior to surgery as this really helps the healing process and can reduce the risk of complications. It is also sensible to set realistic explications ahead of deciding on a procedure such as this.