Gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue), known as “man boobs” effects an estimated 40-50% of the male population. The condition is typically caused by excess fat associated with obesity, but there may be some associated breast gland tissue present as well. For those affected, gynecomastia can cause significant embarrassment, emotional distress, and low self-esteem. Many men avoid removing their shirts, or find themselves choosing loose fitting clothing, and often avoid intimate relations. Fortunately, there is a surgical option available for men who are tired of dealing with gynecomastia and wish to regain their self-confidence.
If time, or medication and lifestyle changes (diet and exercise, drug use cessation) have not improved your condition, surgical intervention may provide the following benefits:
- Removal of excess chest fat
- Removal of any breast glandular tissue
- Improved chest contour and tightened chest skin
You can return to work to work within a few days. Exercise regimens are typically resumed by 4 weeks. Bruising will resolve by 2 weeks, but swelling will take 3-6 months for full resolution. While the scars are inconspicuous and well hidden, you may wish to use Biocorneum for optimal scar resolution.