Although plastic surgery is safer and more in-demand than ever before, many patients still prefer nonsurgical treatment options when they are available. This makes sense. Even relatively minor cosmetic procedures are still surgery and require downtime for recovery that some people may not have time for. However, some aesthetic imperfections simply cannot be treated without surgery. Gynecomastia, a condition in which excess glandular tissue in a man’s chest area creates the appearance of “man boobs”, is one such concern.

Although surgery will be required to successfully treat male breast enlargement, male patients still have options. For instance, some men experience enlargement in the chest due to excess fat in the area. For these patients, liposuction alone can generally help treat their concern. However, in the case of true gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery will be required. During the procedure, I am able to remove glandular breast tissue (as well as excess fat and skin as needed) to provide my patient with a more flat, masculine chest contour. The results of this procedure are typically outstanding and very long-lasting.

In the following video, I discuss how I use plastic surgery to help men reduce the appearance of “man boobs”:

I understand that living with “man boobs” can be considerably frustrating and embarrassing for many guys. This is why I encourage male patients to use the resources available to them, including cosmetic surgery, to help improve their appearance and self-confidence. For more information or if you would like to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram for additional tips, news, videos and much more from the world of cosmetic surgery.