Are you male and feeling self-conscious about enlarged breast tissue? You are not alone. Male breasts are quite common, affecting five out of 10 men at some time in their lives. Male breasts are normal, the result of hormonal changes, aging, excess weight gain, or usage of anabolic steroids in gymnasts.
The good news is that through male breast reduction, you can permanently change how your chest looks. The treatment can give your chest a more masculine appearance, help relieve back pain, and boost your confidence.
Male breast reduction is a surgery that corrects enlarged or overgrown breasts in males. The surgery also called gynecomastia, surgery, or reduction mammaplasty reduces the size of male breasts by flattening and improving breast curves.
In extreme cases, male breasts can stretch the area around the nipple (areola) and cause the breasts to drop. In such instances, surgery can improve the size of the areola and reduce excess skin.
Compared to other cosmetic procedures or treatments, male breast reduction gives you a wider range of benefits that add to general health and well-being.
Enhancing Your Posture
The size and shape of your chest can affect your posture, especially if you often hunch your back to hide your chest. That can cause your upper spine to curve. With time, the unnatural curve in the spine can turn into a hump, triggering chronic pain in your upper back.
Heavy breasts are known to cause back pain. This is particularly true if your back muscles are not strong enough to support the extra heaviness in your chest.
Enabling Physical Activity
Excess breast tissue can make physical activity challenging or painful. Workout drills such as jumping or running become hard or embarrassing if you are conscious of the motions in your chest.
While women can choose to wear sports bras that help keep their breasts in position and prevent pain during movement, men do not have that choice.
Getting a More Masculine Look
Many times, men with prominent breasts often feel like their bodies do not match their gender. Male breast reduction takes away the saggy breast tissue in your chest, enabling you to enjoy a flatter upper body and a more sculpted look.
Men with male breasts may feel depressed, especially when they do not feel manly enough because of the unwelcome curve of their chest. Forming a flatter and firmer chest through male breast reduction surgery can instantly boost the confidence of men who have male breasts.
The mind can become flooded with self-destructive thoughts, particularly when someone is not confident about their look. Men with male breasts always feel anxious when thinking about what to wear or how to make their breasts less visible. A male breast reduction procedure can help ease these concerns, freeing the mind of constant worry so you can enjoy living and interacting with others.
To learn more about the benefits of male breast reduction, visit Kenneth Bermudez, MD, at our office in San Francisco, California. You can also call (415) 712-1800 to book an appointment today.