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Are you hiding man-boobs?

Published on January 18, 2016 by

When the current fashion trends are big and baggy, it’s easy to hide man boobs, but when the fashion barometer swings to fitted shirts, tight T-shirts and a sleeker, skinnier look excess on the chest is suddenly visible.

If you’re overweight then it’s not surprising if some of the weight goes on your chest, but if you’ve kept fit and are reasonable trim for your build and you’ve still got more fat on your chest than you’d like it can be embarrassing.

The challenge with gynaecomastia (that’s the medical term for man boobs) is it’s a condition that can’t be hidden easily.  In the winter you can hide under layers of baggy clothes and chunky sweaters, but you can’t take your kids swimming or peel off in front of your partner without it being obvious.

OK – the kids don’t care, it’s likely that your partner loves you just the way you are – but your ‘moobs’ can cause severe self-consciousness.  Worst of all – if you do need to lose a few pounds, you’re probably not going to feel inclined to expose your chest in the changing room at the gym.  It’s a vicious circle!


At our clinic in Bedfordshire we find that gynaecomastia is a problem for men of all ages, patients come from all round the county and from Hertfordshire where men with man boobs are equally embarrassed by their condition.  And it is a medical condition.

Whilst there’s no scientific survey on the psychological effects of the condition, I see from my patients the evidence on a daily basis.  Even in the height of summer young men arrive for their appointments sweating under several layers of clothing.

The need for male breast reduction can arise at any age and while it can damage the individual’s self-confidence, younger men, especially adolescents often suffer from ribbing from their friends with jokey comments about bra sizes and their sexuality.  No matter how good the friends and how these jokes are meant they have a deep seated impact.

Do you have to suffer with man boobs?

The answer is an emphatic NO!

There’s always been the option of male breast reduction surgery, but it is a serious step with the risks always associated with a general anaesthetic and considerable recovery time while the scars heal.  There will always be scars too – no matter how sophisticated and experienced the surgeon is.

The better option is Vaser Lipo.  It literally sucks the fat out and restores a smoother, flatter chest profile.  It’s done in one visit to the clinic and there’s no downtime from work.  You’ll need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to aid the internal healing, but the scars are tiny – just 4mm so virtually invisible and no difficult questions to answer about what those scars are from.


There’s a big difference between well-developed pecs and man-boobs and whilst excess weight will have an impact, diets and exercise don’t actually seem to have much of an impact in reducing them.

If this is the year you want to banish the moobs then you’ll find Vaser Lipo is a highly-effective solution.  For male breast reduction treatment why don’t you give us a call on 01582 762877 at our clinic near Harpenden.  We’re an easy drive from St Albans, Hertford and Luton.

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