There is a preconceived notion that imperfections and insecurities of the body are a woman’s plight alone. But did you know that between 40 and 60 percent of men live with a condition called gynecomastia that causes their breast tissue to become overdeveloped and enlarged? Men who live with gynecomastia often experience anxiety, feel less confident, tend to hide their bodies behind loose clothing or bad posture, or avoid scenarios in which they need to expose their upper bodies (swimming, the beach, sex!).
If you are a man living with gynecomastia or if you know anyone (boyfriend, brother, son, friend, father) whose life has been negatively affected by this condition, we want you to know that there is hope, and that you really don’t need to endure this anymore. Here’s what your life could look like after gynecomastia surgery.
Yes! Being HAPPY! Seems almost frivolous, but this is one of those surgeries that makes men really, really happy. And when you’ve lived with gynecomastia for your entire life it’s probably easy to forget that you deserve to be happy. And if you’re happy, there’s a pretty good chance you’re making the people close to you pretty happy too.
The onset of gynecomastia often comes with puberty, meaning that if you have this condition, you have most likely been living with it for a LONG time, and whether you’ve learned to deal with it or not it has no doubt caused you a lot of distress and anxiety over time. Post surgery, many patients find that their anxiety disappears along with the gynecomastia.
Improvement in Posture
Now this is an important one. Many patients that we’ve met have told us that before they had gynecomastia surgery they would slouch or hunch their shoulders in order to hide their condition causing discomfort and also injury to other parts of their bodies, like their necks and shoulders. This is really no way to live. Some men have gone as far as causing injury to themselves in other ways, such as working out excessively thinking that this will reduce the size of their chest.
The reality is that gynecomastia is not weight to be lost, so no matter how hard you exercise it won’t make your chest look any smaller than it is—in some cases, an increase in muscle mass can actually accentuate the issue. However, surgically correcting your gynecomastia can give you the confidence to finally stand up straight and show off that beautiful chest.
Increase in Self-Confidence
All this to say that life after gynecomastia surgery can really boost your self-confidence, which is really important for both your physical and emotional well-being. Many patients have told us that taking the decision to undergo male breast reduction is by far one of the best decisions they have ever made.
Wear What You Want (or Nothing at All!)
Yeah, that’s right, you no longer have to hide under baggy clothing, and wear shirts that are 3 sizes bigger than they need to be. NO, you are going to want to SIZE IT DOWN mister. Yes, throw on that tight sexy shirt! Or to hell with the shirt, you are going to be that guy taking a run SHIRTLESS on a hot summer’s day.