Breaking the Stigma: Male Breast Reduction Surgery—A Positive Step Toward Confidence

Do you feel self-conscious about your chest size as a man? If so, you’re not alone. Many men suffer from gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue in men, which can cause discomfort and social stigma. Fortunately, male breast reduction surgery can help alleviate these issues. As a leading plastic surgery clinic, NuBody Concepts understands that some men may feel self-conscious about their breast size. Our cosmetic surgery practice has helped countless men recover confidence with male breast reduction surgery. This life-changing surgery can help alleviate the discomfort and social stigma associated with gynecomastia. Here, we’ll explore what makes someone a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery and how NuBody Concepts can help you achieve your desired results.

What Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery? 

Male breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to eliminate excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest area, resulting in a flatter, more masculine appearance. The surgery usually lasts two to three hours. The recovery period after the surgery may vary from several days to a few weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure.

At NuBody Concepts, during your consultation, your board-certified plastic surgeon will present you with a solution tailored to your specific needs. For many individuals, minimally-invasive liposuction and skin tightening are sufficient to remove excess subcutaneous fat, effectively addressing the appearance of breasts. For others, a procedure using surgical excision of tissue might be necessary. In many cases, liposuction, skin tightening, and a small surgical excision of glandular tissue are combined for the best overall result.

What Should I Expect From Male Breast Reduction Surgery? 

The procedure duration varies, lasting approximately two hours when conducted through liposuction or two to three hours when performed surgically. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will determine your anesthesia options, which range from local anesthesia to IV sedation. 

Your recovery time after the procedure can range from one to five days. Patients who undergo liposuction can typically resume normal activities as soon as they feel comfortable, often as early as the following day. However, surgical patients should expect three to five days of recovery, with a two-week break from strenuous exercise.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Men of any age who are in good health and have realistic expectations for the surgery’s outcome can be considered breast reduction candidates. Hormonal imbalances, genetics, weight gain, or medication side effects can cause excess breast tissue. To qualify for the surgery, you’ll need to be at a stable weight, quit smoking, and limit alcohol. Once the weight is kept steady, male breast reduction is a one-time procedure that provides lasting and permanent results.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery at NuBody Concepts

At NuBody Concepts, we understand that cosmetic surgery can be a sensitive and personal decision. That’s why our compassionate and confidential medical team prides itself on providing you with the highest level of care and support throughout your journey. Our board-certified plastic surgeons (The American Board of Plastic Surgery) have extensive experience performing male breast reduction surgery, and we use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.

One recent patient spoke with NuBody Concepts about his emotions when booking his initial consultation. “As a man, I felt awkward and embarrassed about going in, but the staff made me extremely comfortable. I knew I was in the right place.” 

The patient received a male breast reduction after losing weight and successfully toning the rest of his body. He wanted to remove the fatty tissue under the breasts and better define his chest. 

The staff at NuBody are excellent. I’m a guy, so I was kind of embarrassed going in. They made me feel respected and comfortable. I had the [gynecomastia] removed, and it went great. The post-op appointments were booked to work around my schedule. Out of 5 stars, NuBody gets 7 stars.”

Endorsements like this demonstrate the comprehensive experience you can have at NuBody Concepts. Our Nashville and Memphis-based medical and administrative staff welcomes each patient with empathy and discretion.

Why Might You Pursue Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

There are several reasons why men may choose to undergo breast reduction surgery. There is not a one-size-fits-all motivation for everyone. 

  • Difficulty Finding Clothes That Fit: Many men with gynecomastia struggle to find properly fitting clothes. They may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their chest size and resort to baggy clothing to hide their breasts. Male breast reduction surgery can help men feel more comfortable in their skin and give them the confidence to wear the clothes they love.
  • Uncomfortable Pain in the Breast Area: Some men with gynecomastia experience pain or discomfort in their breast area. This can be caused by the weight of excess breast tissue pulling on the skin or arise from hormonal imbalances that cause breast tenderness. Male breast reduction surgery can alleviate these symptoms and relieve pain or discomfort.
  • Imbalance of Your Body Proportions: Gynecomastia can cause an imbalance of body proportions, making men self-conscious about their appearance. Male breast reduction surgery can help create a more proportionate and masculine chest, boosting confidence and self-esteem.

Whatever the reasons for your male breast reduction surgery, it’s worth paying attention to and seeking medical help. The board-certified plastic surgeons at NuBody Concepts understand that everyone’s “why” is different. No matter what, we want our patients to be happy and healthy with their cosmetic surgery decisions. 

Breaking the Stigma

Unfortunately, it’s common for men to hesitate about breast reduction surgery due to social stigma and shame. They may believe that it is a sign of weakness or femininity to want to alter their appearance. However, we believe everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their skin. Breast reduction surgery is a safe, effective, and common procedure that can help men achieve their desired appearance and improve their quality of life. Don’t let stigma unfairly hold you back. Book your initial consultation, and see what your new aesthetic can do for your confidence and self-esteem.

NuBody Concepts can help you achieve the desired results if you’re considering male breast reduction surgery. Our experienced and compassionate medical team provides you with the highest level of care and support throughout your journey. Our Tennessee-based cosmetic surgery center specializes in breast reduction surgery in Nashville and Memphis. View our before and after photos of satisfied patients, and schedule a consultation today at one of our locations. We believe everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their skin, and we’re here to help you achieve that goal.

Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.