If you’re experiencing insecurities due to excess breast tissue, you may have gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition where there is an increase in the amount of breast gland tissue in men. This is often due to hormonal imbalances in which the amount of estrogen exceeds the amount of testosterone in the body.
Gynecomastia can cause a lack of self-confidence, leading those affected to avoid social interactions, exercise, and intimate relationships. Clinical studies have shown severe psychological effects on those suffering from gynecomastia.
Unfortunately, this condition cannot be treated with diet and exercise. That’s why Jeffery C. Dawes, MD, offers male breast surgery in Calgary, Alberta. Discover how male breast surgery can treat gynecomastia and help you enhance your confidence.
What Is the Procedure for Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast surgery is performed under general anesthesia or with a local anesthetic and sedation. The procedure takes about an hour and a half and involves removing excess fatty tissue with a cannula, and then, if needed, excess skin will be excised from the breasts.
Benefits of Male Breast Surgery
Participate in Exercise
Men with gynecomastia often avoid participating in physical activities and exercise due to discomfort and a lack of self-confidence. By receiving male breast surgery, patients can return to their exercise regimen feeling confident and comfortable.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
As mentioned, it’s difficult to participate in physical activities with gynecomastia due to pain and discomfort. Decreased physical activity can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. With male breast surgery, you can return to activities you had long abandoned.
When you feel insecure in your body, it can affect many other aspects of your life. Male breast reduction can free your mind from these concerns and increase your confidence.
Reduced Back Pain
Gynecomastia increases the weight on the chest, which can affect posture and increase back pain. It can also cause you to hunch your back, worsening the pain. With male breast surgery, patients can improve their posture and reduce back pain.
Schedule a Consultation
If gynecomastia is causing you to feel insecure and interfering with your life, consider male breast surgery in Calgary, Alberta. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Jeffrey C. Dawes can help you reclaim your life and confidence. Contact Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery, at (403) 571-3141.