Diagnosed Gynecomastia: The primary criterion for considering gynecomastia surgery is the presence of diagnosed gynecomastia. This involves the enlargement of male breast tissue due to glandular proliferation. It’s important for a medical professional to confirm the diagnosis through physical examination and, if necessary, imaging tests.
Stable Health: Candidates for surgery should generally be in good overall health. Any underlying medical conditions should be managed and stable before considering elective surgery.
Psychological Impact: Gynecomastia can have a significant psychological and emotional impact on individuals. Those who experience emotional distress, body image issues, or a decrease in self-esteem due to their condition might be appropriate candidates for surgery.
Failed Non-Surgical Approaches: Candidates who have attempted non-surgical methods to address their gynecomastia, such as lifestyle changes, exercise, and hormone therapy, without achieving satisfactory results might consider surgery as the next step.
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.