Self Confidence Surges for Men after Gynecomastia Surgery

When San Francisco Bay Area men discover that no amount of dieting and time at the gym will reduce their “moobs” or “man boobs” a loss of self-confidence is generally the result.

For men who find the right surgeon and proceed with male breast reduction surgery, the impact on self-confidence and self-esteem is life-altering.

Studies have shown that gynecomastia surgery is beneficial for several psychological domains including vitality, emotional discomfort, limitations due to physical aspects, and limitations due to pain. A trend of improvement in quality of life and psychological health was also found.

What is Gynecomastia and How Can Surgery Correct it?

Gynecomastia is a condition that results in enlarged breasts in males. This is often due to hormonal imbalance with high estrogen levels, though it can also be caused by certain drugs, medications, or medical conditions. This condition can affect males of all ages including teens and adults, and those living with it often lack confidence and partake in negative self-talk. 

The most common symptoms of gynecomastia include:

  • Enlargement of one or both breasts
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Puffy nipple

Thankfully there is an effective solution for physical gynecomastia symptoms such as gynecomastia surgery. Gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fatty tissue and glandular tissue that results in enlarged male breasts. There are several techniques used to achieve the masculine chest contours patients desire, including liposuction, gland excision technique, and more. The technique that is right for you will depend on many factors such as skin laxity, the amount of excess skin present, the amount of fat or glandular tissue in the breasts, and more. Dr. Delgado will discuss your surgical options with you during a one-on-one consultation appointment.

A Life-Changing Procedure

Some inspiring comments Dr. Delgado has heard from men after their gynecomastia surgery:

  • “I now have the confidence to approach women without feeling the need to fold my arms across my chest.”
  • “Choices in clothes are unlimited, what a difference to wear what I want and not just shirts that hide my chest.”
  • “The ability to go to the beach with friends and not be fearful of teasing or cruel remarks is a freedom I can’t describe, I feel normal.”
  • “My personality has changed for the better; I am so much more outgoing and confident. I am enjoying my life in so many ways that I never thought possible.”
  • “For the first time in my life, I have a serious relationship and am looking forward to starting a family. If I have a son and he develops gynecomastia, I know how to help him and won’t let him suffer like I did.”

What can be more encouraging than hearing comments like these from men who have had successful results? These men obviously did their homework when seeking out a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery. This cannot be emphasized enough; many men have disappointing results when they do not choose a surgeon with vast experience. If your surgeon tells you that liposuction alone will get rid of your gynecomastia breast, get another opinion or even two. “Pseudo-gynecomastia” is caused by fat alone and is the only condition that can get a good result from just liposuction. Only a very small percentage of men have gynecomastia caused by fat only. True gynecomastia needs to have a combination of liposuction and surgical removal of breast tissue.

Schedule a Free Gynecomastia Surgery Consultation

Dr. Delgado has received feedback from hundreds of patients who share their life-altering stories after their gynecomastia surgery. One of the biggest rewards of his practice is his ability to help men positively change their lives. Overall, gynecomastia surgery is an important stepping stone to help men with gynecomastia develop self-confidence and a general sense of well-being. 

If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia surgery and if it is right for you, schedule a free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Delgado in San Francisco or Novato today. Dr. Delgado is dedicated to helping men across the globe improve confidence levels through proven and effective surgical techniques. 

Gynecomastia Surgery FAQs

Who is a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

Males who are experiencing low self-confidence or are bothered by their excessive amounts of male breast tissue can often benefit from gynecomastia surgery. Ideal candidates will have realistic goals and be at a healthy weight. Individuals with Klinefelter’s syndrome or fatty gynecomastia may also be able to benefit from this procedure. However, a consult is always needed to determine candidacy. 

What is the treatment for severe cases of gynecomastia? 

Severe cases of gynecomastia can also be corrected through surgery, though these procedures should always be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon with the skills and expereince to produce natural-looking outcomes. This is because males with large excess breast tissue may also have areas of skin laxity which may require more in-depth surgical techniques.


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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