Are You a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

While women want bigger, perkier breasts, men want theirs to be flat and masculine looking. So needless to say, when a man’s chest could rival a woman’s in size, this can land a severe blow to his self-esteem.

Luckily, men with bigger chests don’t have to continue living with them. At Iconic Plastic Surgery, we offer gynecomastia surgery to shape the chest into a more masculine appearance. Read on to find out more about this procedure and why it might be right for you!

What Is Gynecomastia, and Why Would You Need Surgery?

In medical terms, gynecomastia is a condition that describes enlarged man breasts. Their excess volume may come in various forms, such as breast tissue or just fat. Gynecomastia can have various causes, including weight gain, hormone imbalances, medication, and many more. The condition can affect every man, no matter the age, and it can also have a great impact on one’s self-esteem.

Gynecomastia surgery may be used to reduce the size of your “man boobs,” as they are popularly called. Depending on the cause of your breast enlargement, Dr. D’Souza will either use liposuction or excision, so a consultation will be necessary to determine what kind of approach should be taken in your situation.

How to Know If You Have Gynecomastia?

Most male adults who suffer from gynecomastia have no symptoms, aside from the visibly enlarged tissue in their breasts. However, in some cases, a gynecomastia patient may show the following symptoms:

  • Pain in their breast area, especially among teenagers
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nipple sensitivity when they rub against clothing
  • Nipple discharge in one or both breasts

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with us. Dr. D’Souza will conduct a gynecomastia pinch test to determine the type of treatment you should receive. Also, keep in mind that for you to be considered a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery, you should:

  • Not use drugs
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be overall healthy, with no underlying conditions that can affect your healing
  • Have realistic expectations from the surgery
  • Have a positive outlook that follows a specific goal
  • Have stabilized breast development

Teenagers can be good candidates for gynecomastia surgery since the condition is frequent in this age category. However, since their bodies are still developing, the breast tissue may continue to grow even after surgery. If this happens, they may require a second surgery later on in life after getting past their growth spurt.

Reasons to Undergo Gynecomastia Surgery

The factors below are a guide to help you decide whether you should undergo gynecomastia surgery or not:

1. You Want to Improve Your Self Esteem

Enlarged breasts in men have always been a cause of bullying, or at least making fun of, simply because men are not supposed to have breasts. This can significantly affect your self-esteem, bringing emotional discomfort and causing you to feel “less like a man.” Gynecomastia surgery can help raise your self-esteem, so if you feel like you need that improvement in your life, then you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.

2. You Want More Freedom

There are certain times when gynecomastia may prevent you from joining activities, simply because you are embarrassed. For example, you may refuse to go to the beach, or you may prefer to work out at home so that your “man boobs” don’t show. If this seems familiar to you, then you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia treatment, as it will offer you more freedom.

3. You Want More Clothing Options

Sometimes, because of gynecomastia, you may not be able to buy the clothes that you want. Even if you do find properly fitting clothing pieces, they may look odd on you. In this case, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.

Don’t Wait; Schedule Your Consultation!

Gynecomastia is a condition that can be quite embarrassing for a man. As women are the ones who are socially acceptable to have breasts, having them as a man can make you feel emasculated. If you find yourself uncomfortable in your own skin and want to change your chest physique, then give Iconic Plastic Surgery a call to schedule a gynecomastia surgery consultation!

To learn more about gynecomastia surgery, please contact Iconic Plastic Surgery at 760-637-5288. You can also use our online contact form to schedule a virtual consultation. This way, you may easily determine if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.