Give Your Self-Esteem a Boost
Having male breasts can make you feel horrible about yourself. You want to jump out of your skin and into someone else’s. Not only is the problem bad when you look in the mirror but everyone you come into contact with can see your male breasts unless you cover up with a baggy sweatshirt or coat. And that’s no way to go through life, constantly hiding and covering up.
You should know that you are not alone. For hundreds of thousands of men, gyno is a reality, and the condition goes on to cause poor body image, anxiety, and depression. When these psychological ailments strike, it can make it difficult to concentrate at school or work. Getting ahead in life becomes that much harder as a result.
After gynecomastia surgery, you can begin to love your body again. This is known as body acceptance and it’s common for a man to feel more at home in his own body after this life-changing procedure. If you struggle to talk to the object of your affection or you’re afraid to ask for a raise at work, having the men gyno surgery can give you a boost of confidence that can bleed into all areas of life, personally and professionally.
Lose Fat and Attain a Healthier Weight
It is a myth that all sufferers of gynecomastia are overweight. While being above your baseline weight can make the breast growth more visible, even men of a healthy weight can form gynecomastia.
However, maintaining a healthy weight is often difficult for men of any weight who suffer from excessive breast growth. You have extra fat and glandular tissue on your chest. This can make it hard to exercise to the point of weight loss.
When the excess skin, fatty tissue, and glandular tissue are removed during male breast reduction surgery, it can be easier to exercise, swim, and do all the activities you enjoy, making weight loss easier.
Look Better in a Variety of Shirts
If you tend to hide your male breasts in sweatshirts and coats, this can limit your wardrobe and affect your self-esteem. When clothes shopping, you may forgo a particularly nice shirt because you’re afraid it will make your breasts more prominent. You won’t have these problems after male breast reduction surgery.
After gynecomastia surgery, you can shop with supreme confidence. No shirt will be out of bounds for you, even tight ones! They say clothes make the man. You should never be limited in what clothes you can wear. Following the procedure, you’ll want to show off your masculine chest because your male breasts will become nothing more than a bad dream you have finally awakened from.
Attain a Masculine Physique
Watching a superhero movie, you may be used to seeing shirtless men with ripped and strong chests. Knowing that you don’t look like that can make you feel bad about yourself. Men are not supposed to have breasts like a woman, and yet gynecomastia has caused your breasts to grow beyond what is deemed normal by society’s standards.
After gynecomastia surgery, you can finally attain a strong, toned chest. Whether you work out in the gym or you’re a bodybuilder or you simply want to attain a healthy physique, all of these are within reach after you’ve removed the excess skin, fatty tissue, and glandular tissue.
Easier to Participate in Physical Activities
Some women find activities like running and jumping more difficult on account of their breasts. Men with breasts have the same problem. When you have excess breast tissue on your chest, the ways you move your body can become limited. This can make you forgo going to the gym or playing in sports you would have otherwise enjoyed. Not only can this make it more difficult to attain a healthy weight, but your overall body may not remain as limber because of your lack of physical exercise.
One thing you will notice after gynecomastia surgery is that you feel much freer and lighter after the surgery. You won’t have any tissue jiggling on your chest, which can make running, jumping, and engaging in sports more comfortable and enjoyable.
The excess glandular tissue and fatty tissue, and sometimes the skin on your chest can pull your chest forward, causing you to slouch. Even if you strive to stand up straight, your chest will eventually pull your shoulders back down. It’s a never-ending battle that can have long-term consequences. Over time, your spine can become curved, giving you a permanent hump. You can also form chronic back pain.
Gynecomastia surgery removes that extra weight on your chest. Standing up straight with your chest out and shoulders back becomes much easier. Whether you’re seated or standing, having good posture helps your breathing, bodily function, and your self-esteem. You will also prevent chronic back pain from forming as you grow older.
No More Back Pain
This cannot be reiterated enough. Having heavy breasts leads to back pain, which can only get worse the older you get. Women with heavy breasts know this well. The problems only become exacerbated if you have undeveloped back muscles that are unable to sustain the added weight on your chest.
Gynecomastia can help with back pain if you currently suffer from aches in your lower or upper back. Men often find that they are able to move around much easier after male breast reduction surgery. The reason is that your spine is straighter, your shoulders are eased back, and your body is more aligned, the way nature intended.
You will notice immediately visible results when you wake up from gynecomastia surgery. There may be some swelling and bruising, which is normal after any surgery. Once the swelling and tissue bruising subsides, your chest will appear masculine. These results can last for life with proper maintenance.
The fatty tissue, glandular tissue, and excess skin that are removed will not grow back if you can manage to maintain your weight. Excessive weight gain can lead to a recurrence of fatty tissue and stretching of the skin. But as long as you keep to a healthy weight, your results will remain. Of course, nothing can stop the aging process, but at least you won’t have any sign of female breasts, the very reason you underwent male breast reduction surgery in the first place.
Even Your Nipples Can be Corrected
For some men, male breasts are only part of the reason they feel poorly about themselves. For some men, uneven nipples and male breasts go hand in hand. Asymmetrical nipples can worsen poor self-esteem and cause the man to leave his shirt on while swimming or forgo intimate encounters because he looks different than other men. Other men have puffy nipples on account of the male breast growth.
Gynecomastia surgery can involve nipple correction. During the procedure, the nipples are resized and made symmetrical. This helps to form a more masculine chest, nipples, and all, which helps to fortify the man’s self-esteem following the procedure.
Fast and Comfortable Procedure
Right now you may be fearful of undergoing surgery. This is understandable. Any time you are placed under general anesthesia in an operating room, there is bound to be anxiety. However, thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and medical technology, gynecomastia surgery is now fast and comfortable.
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Male breast reduction surgery involves the use of liposuction and tissue excision. The incisions are purposefully kept small to minimize the appearance of scars after the incisions have healed. In most cases, the surgeon will hide the incision marks within the natural folds of the body, which further helps to hide any scarring that results. After incisions have been made near the areolas, liposuction is used to suction fatty tissue from the chest. A thin rod called a cannula is inserted into the incision points before the fatty tissue is extracted.
Many people mistakenly believe that gynecomastia is caused by fatty tissue only, but that is not the case. The formation of male breasts is on account of excessive glandular tissue. You know you have gynecomastia when you can feel the firm, disc-shaped glandular tissue underneath the nipple area.
Following liposuction, laparoscopic tools are used to remove the glandular tissue from the chest. Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive with a low risk of complications. The tools are serpentine in nature and used inside the body with the surgeon watching the action on a monitor positioned nearby in the operating room.
When the skin of the chest has grown beyond the sides, such as occurs with some gynecomastia grades, male breast reduction surgery can also involve the removal of the excess skin.
With the fatty tissue, glandular tissue, and excess skin tissue removed, the surgical wounds are closed, and the surgery ends.
Not only will you be asleep for the duration of the procedure, but the recovery process tends to be a breeze. As long as you follow the instructions of your gynecomastia surgeon with regard to post-surgical care, you will be back to your normal activities before you know it.
You will go home on the day of surgery, and you should be able to engage in exercise again after a few weeks. You will be taught how to care for your surgical wounds at home and how to sleep comfortably through the night while your treatment area is healing. Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure that comes with a low risk of complications, so you have nothing to worry about, and everything to gain.
Improvements in Nearly All Areas of Your Life
Male breast reduction surgery is one of the most prominent treatments for gynecomastia because it is permanent, and it works. There are also many benefits as we have demonstrated above. Following the surgery, you finally have a chance to achieve body acceptance without male breasts weighing you down, both literally and figuratively. Your self-esteem will soar, and this can have advantages when dating, finding a job, or otherwise getting ahead in life.
“Where Can I Find Help for Gynecomastia Near Me?”
Before you can have gynecomastia surgery, a board-certified gynecomastia surgeon must examine you. An initial consultation will allow the surgeon to give you a thorough exam, which may include both a physical exam and imaging tests, as well as blood tests and others. Gynecomastia doctors use these tests to find the cause of gynecomastia and to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. You will also discuss your goals with the surgeon during your consultation, as well as learn about the risks of surgery, the fees involved, and whether insurance covers the costs.
If you have gynecomastia and you are looking for gynecomastia surgery in & near Los Angeles, schedule a consultation with gynecomastia sugeon Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki. You can do so by calling the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles, where Dr. Moein and his compassionate staff offer help for your condition and a lifetime of renewed confidence. Call us at +1-310-694-4486!
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LA Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Moein is board-certified by the American Board of General Surgery.