Man boobs can really crush a guy’s confidence. But there are solutions.

The usual narrative is that only women primp and preen – that the fairer of the sex is more inclined to worry about appearance. But that really isn’t true – in fact, in a recent Men’s Health survey, 32% of men – 45% of them are aged 18 to 34 – have edited or cropped a photo to make themselves look better online. But worst of all – 1 in 20 men have been teased, trolled, or body-shamed on social media about their appearance or weight.

While you shouldn’t be trying to improve your appearance for anyone else but yourself, the fact is there are medical solutions to improve your grooming and appearance.

Let’s start with gynecomastia. Pronounced guy-neh-co-mastia, the Greek word means ‘woman’s breasts’. In today’s vernacular, we call them ‘man boobs’, and the term is used to describe the occurrence of enlarged breast tissues in men. It’s not just an aesthetic problem – it’s a medical condition.

Worst of all – it’s not something you can dispel with just exercise, as most of the time the trouble is enlarged glandular tissue which no amount of exercise or healthy eating can reverse.

What’s the treatment? Your doctor will evaluate your clinical condition and propose an appropropriate treatment plan for you – which may involve gynecomastia surgery with nipple reduction and skin tightening. For most, gynecomastia surgery typically involves a combination of breast gland and fat removal in order to achieve a natural, lean and masculine looking chest.