Welcome to the Other Side
Why do so many guys who’ve had male breast reduction surgery use this phrase? Why would we incorporate it into our website? What does “welcome to the other side” really mean?
Gynecomastia Surgery, a “Before and After”
If you have man boobs, you can probably well imagine the impact on your life if they were to disappear. (In fact, you have probably wished and pinched away the excess tissue many times.) More often than not, our New York gynecomastia patients tell us that surgery is life-changing for them.
Indeed, it’s not an overstatement to say that male breast reduction marks a “before and after” point akin to “before I lost weight” or “after I had my kids” – a point after which life is not the same. For starters, most patients experience heightened confidence and an enhanced self-image. And, the many things men and teens incorporate into their lives without worry after their procedure contribute to seeing surgery as a kind of turning point.
What Guys Look Forward To
To get a sense of what patients want to do after surgery, there’s no better place than gynecomastia.org. There’s an entire forum on the site for guys to tell their stories. Some have very simple goals:
I don’t expect a perfect chest, but I do except [sic] that I’ll be able to wear a t-shirt without being self-conscious.
I am just dreaming of the coming weeks when I can go shirtless in public and around the house without having to worry about a thing. It will be UTTER paradise.
Many guys hope to conquer their fears and enjoy the beach or pool:
I want to know what it feels to go to the beach and take my shirt off without thinking a million times about my moobs and feeling very scared.
I have hopes of someday being about to completely enjoy going to a pool, hot tub, or beach. To do so it would mean being able to take off my shirt without complete fear.
Having performed gynecomastia surgery in New York for three decades and serving as a participating physician on gynecomastia.org for nearly that long, we have heard men’s hopes from the modest to the ambitious. One guy talked about heading to the golf course with just one light shirt on instead of two or more; others plan to work out like a fiend and get in the best shape of their lives. Some want to try having a more active social life, some hope to find a life partner and settle down.
One young man told his peers on gynecomastia.org that he’d be enlisting in the U.S. Marines as a rifleman after healing.
Of course the darker side of all these personal dreams is the fact that these guys felt held back, usually for years, by their man boobs. The bullying some people endure and the shame that goes with it can be crushing. (One can only imagine what it would be like to be a Marine recruit with moobs.)
After Gynecomastia Surgery in New York
A good portion of our New York gynecomastia patients continue their relationship with us. We’re always pleased when, after having his man boobs banished, a guy realizes that safe cosmetic surgery by a board certified plastic surgeon can do wonders for other problem areas like droopy eyelids or love handles.
But in all honesty, we are also happy when we don’t see our patients again. We get to know them before their procedure and hear about the challenges of living with their condition. We witness the joy and wonder they feel when their new chest emerges as they heal. We hear about the things they can’t wait to do, perhaps for the first time in a very long time. As we mention in the informational pages on this website, we know “they will go on with their lives – their gynecomastia days (and problems) soon forgotten.”
This is “the other side!”
Contact us to learn more about how you can get there.