Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports statistics on the amount of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries performed. ASPS have over 7,000 surgeons which make them the most prominent group of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and the leading experts of information on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Recently, the statistics for 2015 were published and reflect an overall increase of 2% over 2014. There were 15.9 million procedures performed in 2015; this is a combination of surgical and minimally invasive treatments. Of the surgical procedures, breast reduction surgery was at an all-time high of 68,106. Surprisingly, for the first time, male breast reduction represented more than 40% of this total with 27,456 performed. This is an increase of 5% over 2014!
Gynecomastia specialist, Miguel Delgado, M.D. reports that he has seen an increase in his gynecomastia practice each year. Dr. Delgado attributes the rise of surgery to the diminished stigma of men seeking cosmetic surgery. Additionally, now there is an abundant amount of information available to men via the internet (and in particular on this site!) Be sure to check out the tab on Gynecomastia 101 for information on such topics as:
• Adolescent gynecomastia
• Adult gynecomastia
• Steroid-induced gynecomastia
• And much more!
You are invited to participate in the Forums and ask questions of gynecomastia specialist. If you are looking for a surgeon near you, click on the tab for “Find a Surgeon.”
Don’t miss the Media tab that has many Before and After pictures as well as many videos.