Are you having trouble deciding if gynecomastia surgery is right for you? These are the top five reasons men seek this procedure to eliminate enlarged male breasts.
Men who seek surgery have too much breast tissue. Their breasts may not have grown as big a women’s breasts, but for most men, any sized “breasts” are disconcerting.
Due to the development of male breasts, many men do not feel comfortable taking their shirt off on a hot summer day. They are embarrassed in locker rooms. They are ashamed of their body. They choose to pursue surgery because it gets rid of their excessively sized breasts, and gives them a chest they are proud to show off.
Some men that take prescription or illegal drugs don’t realize that these substances can cause the development of male breasts. These drugs can act like estrogen in the body by either mimicking it or by the chemical byproducts that occur once processed by the liver.
Some drugs increase endogenous estrogen, such as anabolic steroids, hCG, and testosterone replacement therapy. Drugs that inhibit testosterone can also lead to male breast development.
Men who decide to stop drug use that led to the development of male breasts can be good candidates for gynecomastia. Removing the excessive breast tissue is effective, as long as the person does not continue using drugs that led to breast growth in the first place.
If you take prescription medications and have developed gynecomastia, your doctor can help you find an alternative drug that doesn’t have this side effect.
Some men decide to seek male breast reduction because they have a hormonal imbalance that is causing the condition. After blood tests and treatment for the imbalance, their hormones may have balanced out, but their excessive breast tissue remains.
Men with enlarged breasts try to hide their chest as much as possible. They usually never take their shirt off at the beach or pool. They may stay away from the gym, so they don’t have to deal with taking their shirt off in the locker room.
Whenever they do need to change clothes in front of others, they often wear one shirt over the other. They can then easily remove the undershirt while remaining covered. This is a difficult and frustrating way to live! Some men have even avoided romantic relationships, just because they don’t want a woman seeing their breasts.
Men who experience this embarrassment get to the point where they are sick and tired of feeling uncomfortable everywhere they go. They want to be able to remove their shirt and be proud of their chest. They want to be like all the other men they see who have no issues taking their shirt off at the beach, pool, locker room, or being in an intimate relationship.
After one to two years with gynecomastia, many men turn to male breast reduction surgery. The breasts have over-developed and they refuse to go away. Instead of dealing with them for longer than need be, they decide to have them removed by an experienced plastic or cosmetic surgeon.
Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York has highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons that can speak with you regarding gynecomastia. We have many years of experience helping hundreds of men get back a masculine chest they can be proud of. Schedule your complimentary consultation today at our Manhattan, NYC or Commack, Long Island offices.
*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.