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Male Breast Reduction: Man Boobs Are Nothing to Be Shy About

Got man boobs? You are not alone! Male breasts, or gynaecomastia, is an incredibly common condition. In fact, more than half of all adolescent boys and one-third of older men are dealing with this condition.

And, it’s not just overweight men and boys. Gynaecomastia has a range of causes including genetics and hormones. It can also be caused by certain types of medicines. Whatever the cause of your man boobs, there is something that you can do about it. Why live a lifetime of insecurity? Men who have had male breast reduction report a newfound since of independence. They suddenly have the confidence to wear whatever they want and take off their shirts.

What Is Gynaecomastia AKA Man Boobs?

When boys are overweight as they are growing up, they develop a thick layer of fat underneath their chest. This fat might disappear when they reach puberty but it might not. They can come down to genetics and just luck. For some men, the chest fat remains into adult life.

Men who take hormones or steroids are also prone to developing gynaecomastia. Because these contain oestrogen-like chemicals, they cause breast tissue to enlarge.

In cases of idiopathic gynaecomastia, there’s no clear cause. It seems in these situation that the men’s breast glands are unusually sensitive to the normal hormone level.

Pseudo-gyneacomastia is the name for “man boobs” that are caused by excess fat. When this fat doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, a male breast reduction may be necessary.

What A Male Breast Reduction Can Do For You

The best type of male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia surgery, for you will depend on your unique situation. When “man boobs” are caused by fat alone, small incision can be made and the fat can be removed via liposuction. If your male breasts are caused by excess glandular tissue, a small incision will be made at the edge of the areola and the tissue will be cut away. Finally, in cases where gynaecomastia is caused by a combination of excess fatty tissue and glandular tissue, a combination of tissue removal and liposuction will be used.

Following a male breast reduction, the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. This means that you will not have to worry about coming back to have your stitches removed. After you wake up for your operation, you’ll be given instructions on care and, in most cases, you will be able to return home the same day.

When you leave the hospital, you’ll wear a supportive chest garment and go home for a week of rest. Within seven days, the vast majority of men are ready to go back to work.

Are you considering getting a male breast reduction? What are you waiting for? This simple and safe procedure can change your life and send your confidence through the roof. For a one-on-one consultation to learn about your options, contact Dr Turner at Newcastle Centre for Plastic Surgery today.


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