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How to get rid of man boobs. You are not alone!

Men of all ages, from puberty and up, can be embarrassed by excess fatty tissue or gynecomastia (the Greek word for women-like breasts), commonly referred to as “man boobs” or sometimes “moobs” and can affect just one or both breasts.  In fact an estimated 40–60 per cent of all men suffer from some level of gynecomastia.  Despite the high percentage of men with this condition, it something that is rarely discussed especially amongst men who do everything in their power to mask their condition by not wearing tight shirts, avoiding the locker room or the beach or shying away from intimacy due to their extreme self-consciousness.

There are many factors that can lead to the development of male breasts including genetics, being overweight and the use of certain medications such as anabolic steroids.  Whatever the cause the distress that this condition can cause is very real.

The problem with gynecomastia, however, is that it doesn’t always respond to diet and exercise.

The question is then, how to lose man boobs?

Surgery is the answer.  The actual procedure which is chosen will depend on each individual’s situation as assessed by Dr Hodgkinson.  Dr Hodgkinson normally performs the procedure by removing the glandular tissue through a small incision underneath the areolar (nipple) in a half-moon shape and then completes the procedure by liposculpting around the breast and the pectoralis major muscle, defining the pectoralis major and giving the chest a more defined muscular and masculine appearance. In some very extreme cases, there may be the need to excise some excess skin as well. In less severe cases, if the glandular tissue is not affected and there is only excess fat, then Dr Hodgkinson may be able to correct the condition with liposuction or ultrasonic liposuction alone.

The surgery is performed in our fully licensed and accredited day surgery facility and the patient is able to go home the same day in the company of a responsible family member of friend.  The scars, being around the nipple, are minimal and fade in two to three months.

Candidates for male breast reduction include physically healthy men who are looking to improve breasts that are more feminine than masculine in appearance. The best results are often achieved on those with firm, elastic skin.

Man boobs before and after

Find out more about the gynecomastia surgery in our Sydney clinic, or give us a call on +61 2 9362 7400.