As plastic surgery becomes more and more popular for men, there is a notion among some patients that certain cosmetic procedures are for men and others are for women. While this is true in some instances, the truth is that the majority of cosmetic surgery procedures that we perform can help both male and female patients. Take breast reduction surgery for example. According to the most recent statistics collected by the Aesthetic Society, women underwent over 82,000 breast reduction procedures in the US last year, while men underwent an additional nearly 29,000 male breast reduction procedures. Today our plastic surgeons wanted to discuss the benefits of breast reduction surgery can provide for both men and women.
Breast reduction can offer a variety of outstanding benefits for women. In some cases, overly large breasts can make a woman’s figure seem disproportionate or out of balance. Additionally, larger breasts can also be very heavy, leading to posture issues, as well as serious back and neck pain, over time. Undergoing breast reduction can help relieve these issues, while providing a more proportional silhouette that can make wearing certain clothing and performing physical activities like exercise more comfortable.
The benefits of male breast reduction are purely cosmetic, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be incredibly profound. During the procedure, our surgeons are able to surgically remove the excess glandular breast tissue caused by gynecomastia (as well as excess skin and fat from the area as needed). In doing so, we are able to address unwanted “man boobs” and provide a more masculine chest contour for patients. The increased self-confidence and satisfaction that comes from men being able to feel more comfortable in their clothing and with their shirts off can be truly incredible to witness.
Our experienced plastic surgeons have been performing breast reduction surgery for many years. Each surgery is specifically tailored to the unique aesthetic needs of each patient, man or woman, in order to provide the best and longest-lasting breast reduction results. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Midtown, Cumming, or Canton area locations. And don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.