For most men being self-conscious of their chest can really impact their confidence and self-esteem. If you are unhappy with your chest and you find it affects the way you want to live your life – from what you wear at the beach, to the clothes you buy, then “man boob” surgery may be an option.
Patients seeking gynaecomastia surgery have typically lost a significant amount of weight and have experienced limitations in clothing due to disproportionate breast size or have had breast development during puberty which doesn’t respond to weight loss. These patients have typically tried weight loss and weight training to address the appearance of their chests and remain self-conscious despite these measures. Typically, they are therefore seeking a surgical option to improve their self-esteem and confidence.
In this article we discuss the aims of breast surgery for men and what to expect during and after surgery.