Male breast reduction surgery is an increasingly common procedure which has the potential to significantly boost a man’s body confidence and self-esteem. In a world in which society expects men to have firm, masculine chests like movie stars, fatty tissue in the breast area can be a cause of great anxiety and embarrassment.
Often referred to as “man boobs”, gynecomastia is a condition which results in swelling in one or both breasts. Causes can include lack of exercise and poor diet, but there are also hormonal factors that no amount of healthy living can change. Males of all ages, even small children, can develop gynecomastia as a result of hormonal imbalances.
When more oestrogen is produced and there is not enough testosterone to balance it out, the chest naturally takes on a more feminine appearance. Although this is not considered to be a serious medical problem, it can be extremely tough to live with.