Over the last 10 years, the once female-predominant practice of getting plastic surgery has become more acceptable and more common for men to consider and undergo. In the current economy, more middle-aged men are trying to get a foothold in a very competitive job market, often competing with younger applicants. Some light cosmetic surgery to give their faces and bodies a refreshed, youthful look can offer a competitive edge.
While it may sound superficial, physical appearance is an important aspect of the hiring process, and more and more people are starting to understand that investing in yourself is a vital part of getting a company to invest in you and your talents.
Popular cosmetic procedures for men include blepharoplasty, liposuction and neck lifts. There also are some procedures for males that are exclusive to them—the treatment for gynecomastia is one of these. Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from a Greek phrase meaning “woman-like breasts.” Though the term may not be very well known, it is actually a very common condition, affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men.
For men with gynecomastia, the breast glands can grow to an unusually large size, resulting in embarrassingly large breasts. Gynecomastia can occur for males in one or both breasts. A large number of gynecomastia cases emerge in boys undergoing bodily changes through puberty; a significant percentage of younger boys inflicted with gynecomastia eventually outgrow it. Some, however, will not be able to get rid of their enlarged breast glands, no matter how physically active they are.
Male breast reduction involves the surgical removal of excess fat, glandular tissue and skin surrounding the breast area through means of excision or liposuction. For men with unusually large areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) a qualified plastic surgeon can also reduce the size of this area during breast-reduction surgery. For eligible candidates for this procedure, male breast reduction can result in a chest they can be proud of.
Southern Plastic Surgery P.C.
3855 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 370
Duluth, Georgia 30096