Despite the recent trend of the ‘dad bod’, more than 30,000 Aussie men battle depression and anxiety associated with the ‘man-boob’.
And although many people today struggle saying the ‘L’ word, men are undergoing liposuction now more than ever.
Gynecomastia corrective liposuction is a growing procedure for men which reduces the breast size through the removal of excess breast fat.
The men opting to have this surgery and who benefit the most are “not significantly overweight, but struggle to remove subcutaneous, stubborn fat that resists tremendous efforts of exercise and dieting”, Dr Michael Rich, founder and director of Enrich Clinic, says.
Liposuction is not a cure for obesity, Dr Rich stresses. Source: istock
The goal of liposuction is no longer to completely remove fat, but to shift it from unwanted areas, to more desired zones within the body, such as the buttocks.
Similarly to women, men struggle with the size and shape of their breasts.
“Most of our male patients feel ashamed to be shirtless if they do not have a toned upper body and breast”, says Dr Rich.
But since the rise in clinics such as Enrich, which is at the forefront of liposuction procedures within Australia, it has enabled men to seek advice from the professionals and has helped them improve their body confidence.
And although liposuction is becoming a popular procedure within Australia, Enrich Clinic emphasises the surgery is not a cure for obesity or a substitute for losing weight. If the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and exercises, the fat will stay off.