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Privacy is a highly valuable commodity for plastic surgery patients. This is especially true for male patients. Although plastic surgery for men has become far more common in recent years, many male patients still prefer more discreet, subtle results from their cosmetic procedures. Over the years, I have heard from many guys who experience male breast enlargement (otherwise known as gynecomastia) who wonder if there is a simple, discreet way to achieve a flatter chest.

Unfortunately, there are not currently any effective non-surgical options for men with gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is caused by an excess amount of glandular tissue in the breasts. A healthy diet and exercises that sculpt the chest can help shed fat in the area, but they will not be able to reduce the excess tissue that causes gynecomastia. Despite some common misconceptions, there are currently no known medicinal treatments or supplements that can successfully minimize male breast enlargement.

The only way to treat true gynecomastia is with male breast reduction surgery. During male breast reduction, I am able to safely remove excess tissue (as well as some fat) from the chest. The result is a flatter, more masculine chest contour. In some cases, we can also use fat transfer injections to enhance the pec muscles with fat that is removed during your procedure.

In the following video, I discuss what options guys with gynecomastia have to improve their chest contour and reduce their breast enlargement.

Living with gynecomastia can take a serious toll on a man’s self-esteem and body image. Male breast reduction allows guys to feel better about their appearance and be more comfortable with their shirts off. For more information on male breast reduction 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, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for additional tips, news, and more from the world of cosmetic surgery.