Why Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Becoming Popular?

Affecting over 70 percent of men, gynecomastia is a condition that causes enlarged breast tissue in males. While gynecomastia passes quickly after puberty for most men, some men require a surgical procedure to address the issue. Designed to reduce excess fat and tissues from a man’s chest, male breast reduction surgery enhances a masculine upper body shape to restore confidence.

While there are multiple reasons more men are seeking this surgery, Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is here to help you look and feel your best. She will guide you through your gynecomastia surgery to help you achieve your ideal, masculine-looking chest.

Increased Cases of Gynecomastia

One reason more men are seeking male breast reduction is that gynecomastia diagnoses are increasing. Gynecomastia can result from many factors; however, this increase in diagnoses may also be linked to an overall increase in obesity throughout the population. Obesity can increase levels of estrogen, which can cause breast tissue to grow. If you’re overweight, you’re also more likely to have excess fat that can enlarge the breast tissue and linger even after weight loss.

Societal Pressures for a Manly Appearance

Today’s social media and gym-culture obsessions can make anyone extremely aware of their appearance and how it does or doesn’t fit the mold. Because gynecomastia doesn’t respond to other exercises that sculpt the chest muscles, more men have become hyper-aware of their own issues with gynecomastia. Following male breast reduction surgery, patients can achieve a masculine chest contour that boosts their self-esteem.

Alleviate Self-Consciousness

Taking a shirt off in a public locker room or even for a day on the beach can cause anxiety and embarrassment for any man experiencing gynecomastia. In these situations, men with gynecomastia are often concerned that their bodies don’t look masculine enough. Some men prefer to wear loose-fitting clothing to hide their enlarged breasts or slouch, creating back problems. By having a male breast reduction surgery, men can feel more confident about their upper body appearance in and out of their clothing.

Athletic Activities

For men with oversized breasts, participating in athletic activities is a challenge because of chest discomfort or athletic apparel. While participating in sports like running, basketball, tennis, hockey, or racquetball, excess breast tissues or nipples may experience uncomfortable pinching and chafing. After male breast reduction, they can freely participate in these activities without discomfort or pain.

More Men Choosing Aesthetic Services

More men are discovering that aesthetic surgeries to enhance appearance aren’t just for women. While women have relied on aesthetic surgery for decades to improve their appearance, men have only recently joined this trend. As more men choose aesthetic services and surgeries, they begin to normalize gynecomastia surgery for others who can see the benefits and may be considering a male breast reduction.

Meredith Vandegrift, MD—Your Long Island Male Breast Reduction Expert

No matter your reason, male breast reduction surgery offers men the ability to achieve the masculine chest they are excited to show off. 

The first step in ensuring natural-looking results from male breast reduction is choosing the right provider. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is committed to your quality care as your partner through your male breast reduction journey.  Are you ready to partner with one of Long Island’s best gynecomastia surgery providers? Contact us today or call (631) 935-0303 to learn more!