How to Deal with a Prominent Male Chest

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

It can be very upsetting to have “man boobs” or what is technically known as gynecomastia. The excess fatty deposits and at times the development of breast tissue cause stress to a lot of men. Gynecomastia treatment in New York is provided by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallach. Before considering surgery, you may try quick fixes to reduce the visibility of your chest or lose weight to get rid of it. Then again, you also have to know when it is time to undergo surgery.

Hiding Your Man Boobs

  • If you still do not have the time to get surgical treatment, you may opt for quick fixes such as wearing an overshirt. Do not button or tuck the overshirt. Use it over your regular t-shirt. The overshirt helps hide a prominent chest and is reasonably worn during social gatherings.
  • It is also a good idea to wear a collared shirt. Pick a shirt that fits you nicely. Choose a shirt that has loose sleeves and is wide enough to be easily buttoned even if you will leave it unbuttoned.
  • Look for a shirt that suits you. You can try various styles and colors without changing your wardrobe completely. If an overshirt won’t work, you can use a bandage cloth or a light material to bind the breast. It may feel uncomfortable, but it effectively and temporarily hides gynecomastia.

Staying Fit

Burn fat if you are overweight. Exercise burns fat overall and that includes the chest area. Although there is no assurance that gynecomastia will be treated with weight loss especially if the problem involves breast tissue, it is still worth a try. Moreover, staying fit is good for your body as well as your confidence. Losing weight means controlling your caloric intake and exercising regularly. Create a plan and be sure to stick to it. It takes time to achieve your goals, so learn to be patient.

Going for Surgery

When all else fails, you can count on plastic surgery to treat gynecomastia. Upon your consultation with Dr. Wallach, you will learn more about gynecomastia treatment including risks and potential complications. Also, you will know if you need liposuction or a combination of liposuction and direct excision. You do not have to deal with the detrimental effects of gynecomastia to your overall appearance and self-esteem. Request an appointment with Dr. Wallach today by calling 212-861-6400. You may also fill out this online contact form. Let Dr. Wallach help you regain your confidence with gynecomastia treatment in New York.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

Meet Dr. Wallach

More to explorer

8 Tips for Liposuction Recovery

As with any surgical or minimally invasive procedure, the results of liposuction largely depend on how your body heals from the procedure.

Virtual Consultations

To help work around your busy schedule, Dr. Wallach offers one on one virtual consultations over Skype to patients on Mondays & Thursdays.

Please fill out the information below and a member of our staff will reach out to you to confirm a 30-minute time slot and provide additional information needed for the appointment.