When it comes to looking at the features on the body of a female, breasts are one of the defining features of a female. When it comes to the male body, “man boobs” can be very embarrassing for a male patient and impact the self-confidence of the male patient. Men prefer to have sculpted chests with tightly defined chest muscles that can be augmented in appearance by wearing tight shirts. While the extent of gynecomastia AKA man boobs varies per person, the most common causes are either physiological (excess fat will form in the area) or hormonal (an estrogen level that is higher than the testosterone level of the person). Thankfully, there are multiple methods to combat the development of man boobs in order to reduce or eliminate their appearance.
The two types of man boobs are:
There are multiple options available to patients that want to have their enlarged breasts treated by a surgeon. The medical options for male breast reduction include:
The surgeon will determine the best medical solution for the treatment of man boobs after a thorough examination of the patient. Liposuction is an ideal solution if the patient is merely suffering from excess fat in the targeted area. If the condition involves a good amount of glandular issues, the plastic surgeon will need to excise the area as glands are too firm to easily be suctioned out. The plastic surgeon will make an incision in order to open the nipple of the patient and removed a section of hardened glands. Once this step is completed, the plastic surgeon is able to perform liposuction on the excess fat that can be found in the targeted area.
If there is a rather large amount of skin that needs to be addressed, the surgeon can simply remove all of the excess skin, gland tissue and fat while also saving the nipple as a skin graft. The plastic surgeon can then re-graft the nipple onto the desired location.
If patients want to treat the appearance of their man boobs without having a surgical procedure, there are multiple options available to them:
The issue of having man boobs can impact a patient mentally as well as physically. They can suffer from issues related to self-esteem and cause a person to have decreased self-confidence. Scheduling a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor is a good first step in determining the issues that are causing the appearance of man boobs on a male patient. Once the cause of the growth of the man boobs is determined, the doctor can inform the patient about the best steps they can take to reduce or eliminate their appearance as well as show the patient the proper way to prevent them from appearing again.