How Gynecomastia May Affect Posture

Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery in San Francisco
See the red mark, caused by slouching in the before surgery picture, is almost gone in the after surgery picture.

Men who suffer from gynecomastia have searched for ways to hide their female-type breasts. Some men have worn multiple shirts, but in warm weather, this can be very uncomfortable. Compression vests may help for some, but again can be very uncomfortable in warm weather. Advertised medications only reduce their wallets.

Bad Posture Has Consequences

Possibly without realizing it, in an attempt to hide their gynecomastia breasts, men roll their shoulders forward, and some even bend their spine. This can cause serious consequences ultimately misaligning the skeleton. Continuing with slouched posture, a man will eventually develop neck and back pain and have digestive and breathing problems.

Bad posture gives a man the impression of weakness, insecurity, and lack of self-confidence, which can affect employment opportunities and personal relationships.

Stress Produces Cortisol

Eventually, the joints, cartilage, and ligaments will become inflamed which will cause the body to react to the stress and produce cortisol. The energy spent in the production of cortisol will reduce production of testosterone.

In order to counteract gravitational pull, it is important to stand straight. Bad posture affects the expenditure of energy, quality of life, and hormone production. It is difficult to correct posture, but when a man has gynecomastia surgery he will feel confident and have the desire to stand tall!

Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. says gynecomastia surgery is a life-changing event in men’s lives. He has witnessed the change in how they walk, talk, and feel about themselves.

Call Today!

If you are tired of trying to hide your male breasts, call now (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado.