The emotional and physical impact of male breast enlargement is undeniable. From the teen years on, gynecomastia sufferers experience isolation, shame, embarrassment, and depression.

Here are some ways that male breast reduction surgery can positively change your life.

Psychological Impact

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In a study released in April 2013, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported in their journal that teens with gynecomastia suffer adverse psychological effects.

The study examined the cases of 47 teens being evaluated for the condition, all with an average age of 16.5 years old. The findings showed that regardless of the severity of the condition, all of the teens suffered low “quality of life” in several areas:

  1. General Health
  2. Social Function
  3. Mental Health
  4. Self-Esteem
  5. Emotional Impairment

Psychosocial Impact

In this same group of teens, “…early intervention and treatment for gynecomastia may be necessary to improve the negative physical and emotional symptoms,” according to the study authors.

In adults, the psychological and social effects can be identical. In fact, adult males with the condition can be even more affected in a wider variety of areas in their lives.

Men with gynecomastia tend to cover up, wear baggy clothes, refuse to date, shy away from any activity that will expose their condition, and withdraw socially from friends for fear of being found out. It can even affect their professional confidence.

Gynecomastia Surgery Can Help

Male breast reduction surgery can alleviate emotional, social, and physical issues as soon as surgery is performed. This can help patients get back to their lives with new confidence, a fresh start, and the ability to do what they want without fear or shame.

Some of the amazing feedback we’ve received from our own patients may help you decide to finally get the treatment you’ve been thinking about:

“Basically I feel that this has taken away a thought that has been present in my day to day life since I was a teenager. I feel free to buy clothes I want without being conscious of how it will make my chest appear.” –T.A.

“This is a new sense of freedom.” –J.C.

“I have had gynecomastia since I was 13. It affected my entire life. …I could not be happier with the results.” -C.L.

“I am very happy with the results and feel much better about myself.” -A.B.

“I am 100% satisfied with the results. I feel more confident and relaxed now in the type of clothing I wear.”

 

Choose Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York

Our New York gynecomastia specialists have decades of experience treating men and teens with this embarrassing condition. It’s not your fault! Sometimes, hormonal imbalances just develop on their own.

That’s why we will help you get the exam and lab tests needed to rule out underlying conditions and to make sure your surgery results are permanent.

Call us today for a free consultation in Commack, Long Island or Manhattan, NYC to see if male breast reduction is right for you. Our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons are ready to help you right now.

 

Reference:

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/past-press-releases/2013-archives/gynecomastia-has-psychological-impact-on-adolescent-boys.html