It might be something that you are embarrassed to talk about but gynecomastia surgery is becoming a very popular surgery for men. Many men are uncomfortable taking their shirt off in public or are just wanting to feel better about their appearance. We’ve compiled helpful information about this surgery, and have laid it out here for you.

Myths About Gynecomastia

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is commonly referred to as male breast reduction. With this procedure, glandular tissue and fat is removed through liposuction and excision or just surgically by liposuction. Tiny incisions are made around the areola and this will result in flatter breast plus it will provide you with a smoother looking chest contour.

Here are a few myths about male breast reduction:

  1. You can use creams or pills to treat gynecomastia” – Many companies try to market and capitalize on people who are dealing with body issues. They use misinformation to try to convince people to use their creams and take their supplements but these are not effective. The only way to remove excess breast tissue is to undergo gynecomastia surgery.
  2. “All you need to do is exercise to get rid of the extra fat” – When it comes to gynecomastia this isn’t the case. Yes, losing weight can reduce fat in the chest area but glandular tissue can’t be eliminated with simple exercise.
  3. “Your man boobs are just fat” – Men and women’s breasts are made up of breast gland tissue and fat. With gynecomastia, there is an overabundance of breast gland tissue plus there is fat. In some instances, men may be dealing with pseudogynecomastia, which is a different condition that can be resolved with exercise.
  4. “It’s all about genetics” – Although genetics can be a factor, any man can be affected by gynecomastia. It can be triggered by things such as the use of recreational drugs, age, the use of steroids, certain medical prescription and more.

If you are willing and ready to get rid of male breasts, it’s important to find a specialist that has the right knowledge and experience in performing this type of surgery. Although, male breast reduction is common in men, there aren’t that many surgeons who specialize in this procedure.

To learn more about male breast reduction surgery, book a confidential appointment with our specialists.