The appearance of male breasts can devastate an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Men with gynecomastia often feel inadequate as men and try chest exercises, dietary changes, and other techniques to eliminate excess fat and breast tissues. Male breast reduction in Novi can improve your chest contours and quality of life.
What is male breast reduction?
Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and glandular tissues from the chest. Since gynecomastia is caused by excess glandular tissues, and not just excess fat tissues, weight loss and dieting aren’t enough. The surgeon makes strategic incisions to remove excess glandular tissues and fat deposits, making the chest look flatter and more contoured. This procedure can dramatically improve your quality of life.
Possible causes of male breasts and gynecomastia:
- Hypogonadism: a medical condition that reduces testosterone production
- Aging: the gradual loss of testosterone with age may lead to male breasts
- Undernourishment: nutritional deficiencies can lead to reduced testosterone levels
Other medical conditions that reduce testosterone levels, such as tumors, hyperthyroidism, liver failure, cirrhosis, and kidney failure
Benefits of male breast reduction:
- Remove excess fat and glandular tissues from the chest
- Achieve a flatter and more contoured chest
- Improve your overall body contours
- Improve self-esteem and confidence
Emotional considerations for gynecomastia surgery
Even though it’s common, gynecomastia is very difficult for many men. It may cause physical pain or discomfort, but the emotional effects are probably more problematic. Enlarged breasts can be outright devastating to a man’s confidence and self-esteem. Gynecomastia can be stressful because it is difficult to hide and can be a challenge during romantic contact, options for male breast reduction in Novi may be considered to help improve self confidence.
During puberty, gynecomastia can make boys a mark for mockery. It can make taking one’s shirt off in front of others traumatic. Coping with the issue is an important part of the process. Therapy and counseling can help you avoid anxiety and depression, help you find ways to communicate with your partner or family members, and offer an outlet for negative emotions.
You may feel uncomfortable explaining your situation and asking for support from friends and family members, but your openness will likely strengthen your relational bonds. In most cases, gynecomastia may resolve as you grow older, but if it doesn’t improve or cause major soreness, tenderness, or humiliation, Dr. Khan is here to help.
Why choose Dr. Khan?
Dr. Khan is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical techniques. He has earned the trust of many local men and women through his commitment to patient-centered care. If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your body because of excess glandular tissues, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Khan.