The annual audit by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has been released and it shows a continued interest in male breast reduction. Overall procedures saw a slight drop in 2019, but male breast reduction procedures stayed strong, rising by 4%.
Here, we’ll look at why male breast reductions remain popular and what the procedure involves.
Why are male breast reductions on the rise?
Although there has only been a slight increase in male breast reduction procedures over the past year, it still remains a highly popular procedure. This can be due to a number of reasons; sufferers can experience much shame and embarrassment, particularly with the pressure on body image exacerbated by social media. It’s also a problem that is difficult to tackle with just diet or exercise alone.
Greater awareness that there is a surgical solution has also increased demand. A male breast reduction procedure is pretty straightforward and it’s extremely effective. The procedure has also seen a lot more coverage in the media, letting men know they can eliminate the condition if they want to.
Men are increasingly becoming concerned with how they look and procedures like a male breast reduction can help to boost their quality of life.
What does the procedure involve?
The technique used during a male breast reduction will depend upon the severity and type of the condition. If it is mild, liposuction can often be enough to clear up the problem. However, if there is a lot of excess tissue, this will need to be removed before the area is tightened.
Male breast reduction procedures are typically carried out under general anaesthetic. There is the possibility you may need to stay in the hospital overnight, but this isn’t always the case. You will need to rest for a week or so after the procedure to ensure it heals correctly.
Understanding the risks and complications
Like any procedure, there are risks and complications to be aware of before deciding whether it’s the right option for you. Bruising, swelling, scarring and bleeding tend to be the biggest risks associated with the surgery. However, generally speaking, the risks are extremely low.
Provided you use a plastic surgeon with extensive experience, male breast reduction is a straightforward procedure. During your male breast reduction consultation with Mr Paul Tulley, he can show you examples of his previous work and cover his experience in this particular procedure.