Gynecomastia and Self-Confidence: Self-Care Tips

Portrait,Of,Happy,Casual,Older,Man,Smiling,,Mid,Adult,,MatureDo you avoid the gym, pool, beach, or other locations where you feel more attention is on your body? Even trying to feel confident in your clothes may be a daily struggle. Men with gynecomastia often struggle with self-confidence.

Living with a medical condition is far more than just clinical; when your physical appearance is affected, it can have a serious impact on your self-confidence. These self-care tips can help you feel more confident while living with gynecomastia.

Dress in a Way That Makes You Feel Confident

Rather than try to hide your body, look for loose but contoured clothes; they will be more comfortable while still looking stylish. Well-fitted shirts can help you look put-together without drawing unwanted attention to your chest.

Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle

Although exercise and diet cannot remove gynecomastia, taking care of yourself can make you feel better overall. Focus on toning parts of your body that you like, whether this is your abs, arms, or legs.

Physical activity is linked to higher self-esteem, and you can rely on fitness to care for your body and increase confidence as you explore gynecomastia treatment.

Enhance Other Aspects of Your Appearance

You may invest more in skincare, hair styling, or toning to boost your confidence. Although gynecomastia may be a major insecurity for you, it does not have to stand in the way of cultivating a physical appearance you are happy with.

Taking steps to enhance your physical appearance helps you see beyond gynecomastia and appreciate all of your great qualities.

Consider Male Breast Reduction

The only way to treat gynecomastia is to undergo a male breast reduction. During this procedure, your surgeon will remove excess glandular tissue and contour the chest area. If necessary, they can also remove excess skin. The results are permanent, so you can enjoy a lifetime of greater body confidence.

Dr. Rick Silverman performs gynecomastia surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, MA. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience.

If you are considering this procedure, please schedule a consultation at our Newton, MA, office today. You can contact us online or call us at 617-326-7582.

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