Thinking of having male breast reduction surgery to eliminate your man boobs? If so, you’re not alone!
New statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has revealed a 1% rise in male breast reduction surgery from 2015-2016. This means the procedure has now seen a total increase of 36% since 2010. It’s not just American men who are choosing to undergo breast reduction surgery either. There’s also been a rise in the number of Australian and UK men undergoing the procedure.
Here, we’ll look at the reasons male breast reduction is on the rise and the benefits of the procedure.
What’s driving the rise in male breast reduction?
There are numerous reasons male breast reduction surgery is on the rise. Firstly, cosmetic surgery has become a much more accepted part of society. More men than ever before are going under the knife to address any issues they have with their bodies. It’s not just breast reduction. Men are also choosing to undergo liposuction, rhinoplasty and hair transplants.
Techniques used have also improved over the years. Male breast reduction is a fairly straightforward procedure and has gained a lot of publicity over the past year. So, this has also contributed to the rise in its popularity.
Finally, the pressure to look good due to social media is also a major contributing factor, particularly amongst millennials.
The benefits of the procedure
The main benefit of male breast reduction is the confidence it delivers. Men who have undergone the procedure have regained the confidence they lost, and it’s ultimately helped to change their lives.
The procedure itself isn’t overly risky. There’s a slight chance nipple sensation may be lost, or it may become damaged. However, these are pretty rare complications. The surgeon will inform you of the risks and complications you should be aware of.
Overall, it’s unsurprising the recent statistics have revealed a rise in male breast reduction. It’s a simple procedure which can make a huge difference to the patient’s life. However, it is important to note that not all men are suitable candidates for male breast reduction. Therefore, you will need to undergo a consultation to determine whether it is the best treatment option for you.