Plastic surgery is useful for both men and women, yet some men remain reluctant to confront body issues. Surprisingly, almost half the male population have a degree of enlarged male breasts (gynaecomastia) that have the potential to negatively affect body-image and intimacy. While large numbers of men suffer from or tolerate gynaecomastia, the condition is rarely discussed, and a stigma toward the condition remains in some quarters. However, the doubters are fast being overtaken by converts, and the uptake of male breast reduction has been dramatic.
Gynaecomastia symptoms are sometimes obvious and embarrassing, but the underlying gynaecomastia causes are less certain. Suspected influences include medical conditions, fluctuations in weight, and certain drugs. Male breast reduction surgery is now a very popular procedure, as great outcomes with very little scarring can be achieved. The surgery is extremely beneficial for healthy men regardless of age, especially when performed at a purpose-equipped facility such as Cairns Plastic Surgery.