Is Gynecomastia Surgery For Me?
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR MALE BREAST REDUCTION?
Many men ask themselves if they are candidates for various plastic surgeries, particularly gynecomastia. You need to consider this question yourself, as only you understand exactly how your chest makes you feel.
Before approaching a physician you should consider some of the following questions. Does the shape of your chest bother you to such a degree that you think you may benefit from surgery? Do you have anxiety about revealing your chest in socially acceptable public situations (like the beach, the gym, the pool, etc.)? Are you conscious of the appearance of your chest? Have others commented on your chest? Do you go to lengths to hide your chest (special undergarments, large sweaters, etc.)? Does your chest interfere with your confidence in intimate situations? Are you ashamed of your condition? Does your chest cause feelings of guilt or depression? Have you spoken with friends, family, and loved ones about your condition?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of male breast reduction. Ask yourself if gynecomastia eradication might improve your psychological, physical, and social well-being. Consult the right physician and make sure it is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in the field of male breast reduction.
You should continue to gather information about this condition throughout this process. Today more than anytime in the past there is a great wealth of information available about gynecomastia. The internet can be a very useful resource for locating scientific publications, qualified physicians, and others who have had similar problems and can share their experiences. It is also easier than ever to find the right plastic surgeon. Physicians' websites will reveal their qualifications, published articles, and, most importantly, their before-and-after photographs. An experienced plastic surgeon will have a large number of before-and-after photos including many different conditions. You should seek out before-and-after photographs that resemble your own condition. These pictures may provide you with an indication both of the plastic surgeon's ability to improve on a case similar to yours and also of what you might realistically expect for your surgery's outcome.
If you find an experienced plastic surgeon that appeals to you, the next step is to contact him. Many experienced plastic surgeons offer complimentary consultations. These sessions can be very useful in educating yourself about the condition and determining what your options are.
If you feel that you have an enlarged male breast that requires intervention, the next step is to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon in the field of gynecomastia surgery. Your plastic surgeon can advise and guide you. Ultimately, it is the patient who must decide if he is ready to move forward.