What Is Gynecomastia and How Is It Treated?

Treating gynecomastia in LondonLike women, many men spend years feeling self-conscious about their appearance. One of the most common areas of concern for men is the chest. More than half of all men have enlarged breast tissue, a medical condition known as gynecomastia and referred to by many as “man boobs.”

Mr Miles Banwell is a highly sought-after plastic surgeon in London. In this blog post, he shares more information on gynecomastia, including how it can be treated.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is characterized by enlarged or oversized male breast tissue. The condition has many potential cause, including genetics, hormonal imbalances, certain medical conditions and medication use. Gynecomastia is often associated with emotional discomfort and low self-esteem. It is not uncommon for men with gynecomastia to withdraw or avoid social activities and intimacy because they are embarrassed by the appearance of man boobs.

About Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Gynecomastia cannot be treated with diet or exercise. The only proven and effective way to treat the condition is through male breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes excess breast tissue to remove excess breast tissue from the chest area. The remaining breast tissue is re-sculpted and loose skin is removed to create a flatter and more masculine chest. A more conservative approach involves only using liposuction techniques to carefully break up and remove excess fatty tissue from the chest. Mr Banwell will use the surgical approach that is best for your specific needs and goals.

Following male breast reduction surgery, many men report feeling a boost of self-confidence. Clothes fit better and patients are no longer self-conscious about taking off their shirts in public. Skin irritation and rashes under the breast also resolve thanks to the removal of excess skin and fat.

Look and Feel Better with Male Breast Reduction Surgery

If you have spent years feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about the appearance of “man boobs,” help is available. Mr Banwell can meet with you personally to discuss how male breast reduction surgery can give you the chiseled and classically masculine chest you have always wanted. To learn more about the procedure, contact Attune Clinic and schedule a personal consultation today.