Did you know that between 40% and 60% of men suffer from ‘moobs’ or ‘man boobs’? The medical term is Gynecomastia and it refers to the development of excess fat and breast tissue. Many men will experience this during puberty but in most cases it subsides. For some men though the condition persists or may even develop during adulthood and can become a cause of embarrassment and low self-esteem.
A number of factors can contribute to Gynecomastia including hormone changes, medication, rapid weight loss and ageing.
We always advocate a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, sometimes there are areas that diet and exercise alone cannot change. Male Breast Reduction Surgery can remove excess fat and breast tissue, resulting in a flatter and more contoured chest area. This type of surgery is relatively non-invasive and can usually be carried out in 1-2 hours. The process is very similar to liposuction. In most cases it involves a very small incision and the removal of excess fat and tissue.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
As with all of our procedures Dr Frati will consult with you first to determine your suitability for this type of surgery. He will look at both physical and emotional health and will discuss your goals and likely outcomes.
Possible benefits include:
– A flatter and firmer chest
– Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
– Freedom to choose the clothes you want to wear
– The confidence to take part in activities such as swimming etc. without feeling embarrassed or inhibited
If you would like further information on male breast reduction or would like to arrange a consultation with Dr Frat, please phone 0203 633 2619 or email [email protected].