For men, the possibility of developing male breast enlargement is always lingering. While many men with gynecomastia, a condition that causes excess glandular tissue in the chest area, are ashamed of their appearance, the truth is that they are not alone. In fact, gynecomastia is very common and can affect men and boys of all ages. To help put men with this condition at ease, I wanted to take some time to discuss how prevalent gynecomastia is in men and what plastic surgery can do to help.
- Roughly 40% of all men will experience some degree of gynecomastia in their lifetime.
- This includes between 50% and 60% of adolescent males in the US.
- However, breast enlargement during this time is common due to hormone fluctuation related to puberty and often corrects itself over time.
- Men aged 50 and older have an even greater risk of developing gynecomastia.
- Due to its effectiveness in treating gynecomastia, male breast reduction was the second most common plastic surgery for men performed last year.
While there is no medicinal treatment for gynecomastia and lifestyle changes like dieting and exercise will only be able to help so much, there is a tried and true solution for men who experience gynecomastia. Male breast reduction surgery is safe and highly proven to help men rejuvenate their chest contour and reduce male breast reduction once and for all. During the procedure, I am able to surgically remove excess tissue (as well as fat and skin) from the chest area to provide a flatter, more masculine chest. Male breast reduction results are outstanding and truly long-lasting.
In my many years of treating men with gynecomastia, the emotional relief for my patients that comes from eliminating male breast reduction is always incredible to witness. If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your chest, I recommend reaching out to an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation today. You can also follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery news, tips, practice updates, and much more.