According to statistics, more and more men are choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery, but not just any surgery – male breast reduction surgery. Our gynecomastia NY specialists have seen an increase in patients in recent years.
For many men, cosmetic surgery is a way to boost their self-confidence and in some cases even their careers. Male breast reduction surgery in particular can be very rewarding since many men find the condition of gynecomastia, or an enlarged male breast, very embarrassing.
Gynecomastia Procedures Increase in 2011
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were a total of 204,000 surgical procedures performed on male patients by their member surgeons in the U.S. in 2011. Nearly 20,000 of these cases were for male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia.
In fact, male breast reduction was the fourth most popular cosmetic surgery procedure among men just after rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and liposuction. While most procedures saw decreases from the previous year (rhinoplasty -2%, eyelid surgery -9%, liposuction -3%), male breast reduction surgery enjoyed a fairly significant increase of 8% from the previous year.
At the gynecomastia NY centers of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, male breast reduction surgery remains one of the most popular procedures among male patients.
Reaping the Benefits of Surgery in Our Centers
The rise in gynecomastia and male breast reduction surgery may be due to several factors. While girls and women have long felt pressure to be thin and beautiful from women’s magazines, some speculate that men are now feeling the same from men’s magazines.
Others say that an increase in obesity may be to blame. Whatever the cause, male breast reduction can be a particularly rewarding experience. Many men are bothered by an unnatural amount of fat in the chest that will not respond to diet and exercise.
Our specialists can perform gynecomastia surgery to significantly reduce the size and shape of the male breasts for a more toned, fit appearance. This allows many men to fit into a greater variety of clothing and feel more comfortable in intimate situations and at the beach.