When we consult with guys suffering from gynecomastia, we’re happy to help them find a good compression garment whether they choose to undergo male breast reduction or not. When a patient elects gynecomastia surgery, a compression garment is a must for the recovery process. For those who decide to forgo cosmetic surgery, one or more of these shirts can still come in handy as a supportive binder and confidence booster.
If you’re just getting started researching compression garments, you’ll want to use a variety of search terms such as “gynecomastia shirts,” “compression vests” and so on. The many terms reflect the fact that compression garments for men come in a variety of styles: tank tops, vests, shirts and even full body suits for those who have liposuction along with gynecomastia surgery.
You’ll discover that companies known for athletic performance gear such as Under Armour and Skins make compression garments that are stylish and tend to be pricey. These may be options for guys who frequent the gym. As you continue researching, you’ll also find that there are manufacturers whose products are made especially for men with gynecomastia, such Gyneslim and MaleShapeWear. Some of the choices from companies like these include double panels around the chest area.
So how does a guy go about finding the best compression garment to help hide man boobs or provide post-surgical support?
One way is to join an online community like the one at gynecomastia.org and get recommendations from other men. Guys who share experiences on gynecomastia.org include patients who have chosen male breast reduction surgery and others who have accepted their moobs and moved on with life – compression gear is just one of the many topics handled in the forums on the site.
Another option is to include the word “reviews” when you perform online searches for clothing. There are several websites that offer reviews on a variety of garments for men (just be sure you’re not on a site associated with one particular manufacturer).
Finally, don’t discard the notion of visiting a plastic surgeon who is considered a gynecomastia specialist – even if you have no intention of having surgery. Doctors who perform male breast reduction frequently have more experience with gynecomastia than almost any other physician you might consult. Plastic surgeons can advise you about many aspects of your condition and it’s likely they’ll have input on compression garments as well.
Today, things are very different than when we first started seeing guys with gynecomastia more than thirty-five years ago – and that’s good! With modern tools and techniques, plastic surgeons can deliver excellent results for men who choose male breast reduction. For those who don’t want surgery, living with moobs can be easier nowadays than it used to be – at least the topic is no longer taboo. Fortunately, the men’s clothing industry has kept pace with both needs, and choices in compression garments are better than ever.
Dr. Elliot William Jacobs is a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon who specializes in FTM top surgery, gynecomastia surgery, revision gynecomastia surgery and male breast reduction. He is a native of New York and has over 40 years of experience in his field. Dr. Jacobs is a highly respected and sought-after surgeon who is known for his skill, experience, and compassion. Whether you are interested in gynecomastia for the first time, or are looking to correct a gynecomastia you aren’t happy with, Dr. Jacobs can deliver amazing results.
DR. ELLIOT JACOBS M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S
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