Enlarged male breasts (otherwise known as “man boobs”) is among the most common aesthetic issues that men face. But just how common is it? Getting down to the bottom of this also depends on differentiating between gynecomastia, a condition in which excess glandular breast tissue causes male breast enlargement, and temporary enlargement that occurs as a result of hormonal changes that occur during puberty and then fade with time. Today, I wanted to discuss gynecomastia in more detail, how common it is for men, and what guys can do to address their man boob issue once and for all.

Experts and statistics conclude that about 40% of all men will experience some degree of gynecomastia in their lifetime. This does not include young men who experience some degree of temporary breast enlargement during their adolescent years. Still, 40% is a large number and further reinforces that developing man boobs is nothing to be ashamed of. The risk of developing gynecomastia increases with age and is also linked to certain medical conditions (including hyperthyroidism) and use of steroids and recreational drugs.

While true gynecomastia cannot be treated with diet, exercise, or medication, there is a tried and true solution available. Male breast reduction surgery, which involves surgically removing the excess glandular breast tissue that causes enlargement (as well as some skin and fat as needed), and has proven to be an outstanding way of helping men address this concern. In my personal experience, the results are terrific, long-lasting, and absolutely worth it for men of all ages.

In the video below, I go into detail on how I use male breast reduction to help men with gynecomastia achieve an incredible boost in their self-confidence and body image:

As an added bonus, I am often able to perform male breast reduction procedures in my office, sparing patients excessive hospital fees, as well as anesthesia fees, and simplifying the process greatly. For more information on gynecomastia or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery videos, tips, news, and more.