Breast reduction surgery is for men and women who want to reduce the size of their breasts. You may wonder why men would be included. Some men suffer from gynecomastia, a condition of breast tissue development.
-Health: This is the number one reason why someone may want a breast reduction. Women with large breasts tend to suffer from back pain that can limit their physical activity. Breast reduction can relieve the back pain and allow these women to become more active. Some health conditions can cause breast development in men and an evaluation is necessary to look for a cause.
-Clothes: For many women, it is difficult to find tops that can fit their larger breast size without looking loose or baggy in other areas. Breast reduction surgery can help make the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the body. Men with gynecomastia can also struggle to find clothing that fits properly and looks good.
-Personal Gain: Larger breasts can be a distraction or annoyance for many women and breast reduction surgery can improve their appearance and lifestyle. Many women become more physically active after breast reduction surgery and often lose weight. Men feel more comfortable at the gym and pool. Breast reduction surgery can enhance self-esteem for both women and men.
Discuss your concerns and questions with Dr. David Motoki, and together you can decide if breast reduction surgery is right for you.