More Men Seeking Plastic Surgery for Gynecomastia


More men are looking to plastic surgery to address their cosmetic concerns. The most commonly requested procedure by male patients is breast reduction, or gynecomastia correction surgery, to define and chisel their chest contour. According to the latest 2015 statistics from American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), out of the 68,106 breast reduction surgeries last year, men made up more than 40 percent of these procedures.

Plastic surgery is witnessing the demise of the “women-only” stigma and for the first time, men are accounting for a significant percentage of procedures performed.  This trend may be due the accessibility of information on the internet and social media, as well as overall growth in cosmetic plastic surgery.

Men choose to undergo breast reduction in Albany, New York, for primarily cosmetic reasons, unlike women who frequently complain of musculo-skeletal problems medical such as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Gynecomastia or excessive breast tissue in male patients, is generally resistant to diet and exercise, and is often a source of embarrassment for men. It can detract from the appearance of well-developed chest muscles and lead to social withdrawal in teens or young men, in particular. The good news is that gynecomastia surgery has a relatively quick recovery and many patients get back to work or school in a week or less. This relatively simple operation can be life-changing!

If you are looking for a more defined, masculine chest contour, contact Capek Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation!