Yearly statistics reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), show gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery has increased each year since the reporting began in the year 2000. The development of female type breasts in men is not confined to the United States.
Stories emerge daily regarding men around the world who have gynecomastia. Recently an article was published about a man from Singapore who we will call David. David dealt with man boobs for over 20 years and may have continued to do so if it weren’t for the fact that he also had chest pain. He sought medical advice because he was concerned he might have a heart problem. Thankfully after seeking medical advice, the tests proved he and his heart were healthy.
David decided to try losing weight by diet and exercise to see if that would reduce his breasts. He did lose weight, but his breasts and chest pain remained. Determined to find a resolution David started researching on the internet. His search results revealed that he might have gynecomastia. He found a gynecomastia surgeon who confirmed his suspicions and recommended surgery. With encouragement from his wife to proceed, David scheduled surgery, and he hasn’t looked back since! After his recovery he stated that he feels like a “real man” and his chest pain disappeared!
David shares his personal experience with the goal that it will encourage other men to take action and not wait 20 years for a resolution like he did.
In another part of the world, Scotland reported cosmetic surgical procedures are on the rise. Gynecomastia is one of the top procedures requested by men; statistics showed an increase of 13% over 2014. Cosmetic surgery clinics are popping up throughout major cities in Scotland due to increased demands.
Gynecomastia.org has been providing men worldwide with the best source of information and forums since its inception in 1998. One of the choices under the forums tabs is “International Forums” representing multiple choices of different countries where men can interact with men from their own country, getting support, asking questions, and obtain reviews on surgeons who perform gynecomastia surgery in their area.