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5 Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery – Gynecomastia Treatment

Gynecomastia (commonly known as “male breasts”) affects men on much more than a cosmetic level. The social stigma with men having excess breast skin or enlarged breast tissue can be psychologically damaging and physically uncomfortable. This condition is typically attributed to genetics rather than lifestyle choices, so even vigorous exercise regimen and strict diet may not correct the problem.

Gynecomastia surgery is extremely effective in getting rid of excess fat on the chest. The benefits of male breast reduction surgery are both physical and psychological. From the physical perspective, you are able to get rid of those unattractive, sagging breasts. From a psychological perspective, you no longer have to suffer with the embarrassment of having breasts.


1. Boosts confidence and self-esteem

Men with enlarged breast tissue can develop a feeling of inferiority that impacts their mental health and triggers social anxiety. Undergoing gynecomastia surgery can help men restore the original body shape and regain self-esteem and confidence.


2. Provides a more masculine figure

Breasts are a sign of femininity, and can make men feel that their body shape is not compatible with their gender. With male breast reduction surgery, men are able to get back flatter, toned and a more sculpted masculine chest. 


3. Alleviates back pain and improves posture

Breasts can cause severe chronic back pain for men, too. Having a more substantial chest can over time cause a permanent hunch and chronic spinal pain. Sometimes, it is not the weight of the breasts that causes slouching, but men with gynecomastia may hunch their backs to hide their chest. Surgery resolves this problem and helps men to get rid of the pain and achieve proper posture.


4. Helps in weight management

Having a larger chest with more fatty tissue can make physical activity uncomfortable. Reducing the size of the chest motivates men to stay fit and helps perform physical activities, such as exercising, running, and swimming, more comfortably without being self-conscious.


5. Wear anything you like

Most men restrict their wardrobe options due to gynecomastia. Men find that after gynecomastia surgery, they no longer have to avoid shirts that highlight excess breast tissue or that they feel comfortable going out without a shirt on for the first time in a long time. They can stop wearing baggy clothes and choose clothes that suit their body. 


If you suffer from gynecomastia and want to learn more about male breast reduction, SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION with our Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Lo, at our Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Office in Knoxville! Call (865) 306-5680 or book online athttps://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation/