Male Breast Reduction Inquiries on the Rise
Leading New York plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce K. Barach has worked with many men who struggle with gynecomastia, also known as “man boobs.” According to industry comparison site WhatClinic.com, inquiries about male breast reduction have risen 65 percent from last year. These new statistics reinforce findings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). According to the ASPS annual report, men accounted for more than 40 percent of all breast reduction surgeries in 2015. The number of male breast reduction procedures represents a 5 percent increase from 2014, and a 25 percent rise since 2000.
So what is behind the rising number of male breast reduction surgeries? Here are a few benefits that male breast reduction offers men.
Alleviates Physical Pain
It’s not uncommon for men with enlarged breast tissue to experience skin chafing or irritation under the breasts. During male breast reduction surgery, excess skin is excised while the remaining skin is tightened. The chest becomes flatter and firmer, making physical activity such as exercise easier and more comfortable.
Eliminates Emotional Discomfort
Many men with gynecomastia experience feelings of self-consciousness about their appearance. Some feel embarrassed or even ashamed of their bodies. Male breast reduction restores a more masculine appearance to the chest. Many patients report feeling more confident in their appearance and less anxiety about going shirtless in public settings including the beach, pool or gym.
Improves Quality of Life
Following male breast reduction surgery, many men experience a boost in quality of life. Men usually find it easier to find flattering shirts and clothes that fit their newly sculpted chest. As a result, many men feel more confident when approaching other people in personal and professional settings. Additionally, the results of male breast reduction surgery can motivate some patients to shed excess weight in other areas of the body. Having a toned and flat chest is an inspiration to re-shape the rest of the body to match.
Learn More about Male Breast Reduction
If “man boobs” are a physical burden or are affecting your self-confidence, Dr. Barach would like to discuss your breast reduction options with you. To schedule a personal consultation, please call (518) 346-3125 today.