Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Claire Clarke - Head of Surgical Services for The Harley Medical Group
Ask any man how he’d feel about developing breasts and you can guarantee he’d run a mile. For some men though, having to cope with breasts, or Moobs as they’re more commonly known, is a daily battle, affecting their physical and emotional wellbeing.
So what exactly causes breast tissue to develop in men and what can you do about it? Read on for The Harley Medical Group’s guide to Moobs? No More.
Moobs (Gynaecomastia) affects around 40 to 60 per cent of men ‘ so it’s no wonder that Male Chest Reduction was the third most popular Cosmetic Surgery option for men in 2013.
Gynaecomastia is usually the result of a specific medical condition or a hormone imbalance. If you suffer from this condition, you’ll have lower testosterone and higher oestrogen levels than usual, which causes the fatty tissue (resembling breasts) to develop. You may find that a particular sedentary lifestyle, combined with a high intake of calorific food will cause breasts to develop.
Many of you won’t be aware that drinking a lot of beer may also contribute to your Man Boobs ‘ this is down to the hops in beer, which can lead to your body producing greater levels of oestrogen than usual.
There are several options available to help you reduce the size of your Moobs ‘ whether you opt for the lifestyle change or the Cosmetic Surgery route is up to you.
You’ll know if your Man Boobs are the result of eating too much of the wrong food so if that’s the case, you’ll need to consider changing your dietary habits and introducing some exercise. Both of these will help to correct the imbalance of testosterone and oestrogen, and as the weight comes off, so too will your breasts. Some foods known for reducing oestrogen production include Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. Drinking Chamomile and Kombucha tea may also help.
For those of you who suffer from Gynaecomastia, eating healthily and increasing the amount of exercise you do unfortunately won’t have much of an impact. That’s not to say you should stop doing these things ‘ adopting a healthy lifestyle will help you manage your weight as well as maintain good overall health and fitness. If your Moobs are causing you to feel embarrassed, anxious or miserable then we may be able to help you.
Male Chest Reduction surgery is a quick and easy procedure which can rid you of your Moobs and help you regain your confidence. We treat Male Chest Reduction patients on a case by case basis and encourage you to book a free consultation with one of our trained experts. They will be able to answer any queries you may have about the procedure and advise you on what is right for you.
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