Got man boobs? You are not alone! Male breasts, or gynaecomastia, is an incredibly common condition. In fact, half of all adolescent boys and one-third of older men are dealing with this condition. And, it’s not just overweight men and boys. Gynaecomastia has a range of causes including genetics and hormones. It can also be caused by certain types of medicines.
Whatever the cause of your man boobs, there is something that you can do about it. Why live a lifetime of insecurity? Men in Sydney and around the world have had a “male breast reduction” and are now feeling a newfound since of independence. They suddenly have the confidence to wear whatever they want and take off their shirts. Are you ready to join them?
When boys are overweight as they are growing up, they develop a thick layer of fat underneath their chest. This fat might disappear when they reach puberty but it might not. This can come down to genetics and just luck. For some men, the chest fat remains into adult life.
Men who take hormones or steroids are also prone to developing gynaecomastia. Because these medications contain oestrogen-like chemicals, they can cause breast tissue to enlarge.
In cases of idiopathic gynaecomastia, there is no clear cause. It seems in these situation that the men’s breast glands are unusually sensitive to normal hormone levels.
Pseudogyneacomastia is the name for “man boobs” that are caused by excess fat. When this fat doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, a male breast reduction is necessary.
The best type of male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, for you will depend on your unique situation. When “man boobs” are caused by fat alone, small incision can be made and the fat can be removed via liposuction. If your male breasts are caused by excess tissue, a small incision will be made at the edge of the areola and the tissue will be cut away. Finally, in cases where gynaecomastia is caused by a combination of excess fatty tissue and glandular tissue, a combination of tissue removal and liposuction will be used.
Following a male breast reduction, the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. This means that you will not have to worry about coming back to have your stitches removed. After you wake up from your operation, you’ll be given instructions on care and, in most cases, you will be able to return home the same day.
When you leave the hospital, you’ll wear a supportive chest garment and go home for a week of rest. Within seven days, the vast majority of men are ready to go back to work.
Are you considering getting a male breast reduction? What are you waiting for? This simple and safe procedure can change your life and send your confidence through the roof. For a one-on-one consultation to learn about your options, contact the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery.