Breast enhancement for men describes a wide range of products and procedures that can improve the aesthetics of breasts in men, including male-to-female and female-to-male transgender persons. As in all of our coverage of breast enhancement, it is vital that readers understand that enhancement does not necessarily mean enlargement. The two terms are not synonymous.
Breast enhancement means to make breasts subjectively better. In essence, enhancement means to improve breasts from the perspective of the person undergoing treatment. Therefore, breast enhancement encompasses not only breast augmentation and various forms of breast enlargement, but also includes practices such as breast reduction, breast reconstruction, breast lift and nipple/areola treatments. Furthermore, breast enhancement can be accomplished using surgery, minimally invasive injection techniques or purely nonsurgical methods of conservative care. All these variables make the proposition of male breast enhancement a very interesting topic for discussion.
This essay concentrates on explaining the many options men have for enjoying various types of breast enhancement. We will define men carefully for the sake of this article and detail all the available products, services and procedures that might effectively improve breast aesthetics in male patients.
Breast Enhancement for All Types of Men
Let’s begin this important dialog by defining men. The nomenclature can refer to “normal” males who were born male and want to stay that way. These men might identify with any sexual orientation, but desire some type of improvement to their breasts or chest. Next, the word men might describe natural born males who identify with the female gender and are in various stages of transitioning to become women. These men can also identify with any type of sexual orientation. Men can be defined as natural-born females who transitioned to male earlier in life and then had regrets. These people are now trapped in a male body and desire to transition back into female roles. Of course, the term men can also apply to the opposite transition journey: born male, transitioned to female, but then decided to transition back to male. These individuals also have highly personal desires for breast modification. Finally, men can describe natural born females who transitioned to male roles, are fully satisfied, but still want to improve their chest profile to look more convincingly masculine.
Therefore, all of these men qualify as subjects of this discussion. We will include the case-specific reasons why any or all of these various kinds of men might be interested in a given enhancement treatment in the section below.
Surgical Breast Enhancement for Men
Surgical methods of breast enhancement are always highly effective and also very dependable for providing the exact results desired by the patient. These operations are time-tested and very customizable to meet the needs of male patients of all varieties:
Breast augmentation will utilize implants to increase breast size, fullness and projection; making the male chest appear much more convincingly female. Men might have many personal reasons for desiring breast implants, but some of the most common include the desire to appear to be female, the desire to satisfy internal emotional cravings to be female, the desire to model the body to match the feeling of already being female, the desire to regain a female gender identity after transitioning to a male identity, or simply the desire to enjoy their own breasts for any reason.
Breast lift can be used to boost organic breast tissue in male-to-female transgender patients and to mold higher-positioned organic breasts from sagging tissue in men who desire more uplifted breasts.
Breast reduction can be used to remove unwanted breast tissue, such as in the case of gynecomastia sufferers or in satisfied female-to-male transgenders. Reduction can be used to diminish the size of breasts in male-to-female transgender patients. Breast reduction is often an important step for male-to-female transgender patients who have decided to revert back to a male gender identity.
Nipple surgery is highly variable in its motivations, since it may seek to enlarge, lift, reduce or change placement of the nipple or areola. Therefore, nipple procedures have applications for all of the above highlighted male patient populations and can be used alone or in combination with the above larger surgical techniques.
Nonsurgical Male Breast Enhancement
Men of all the types detailed in the above sections might also desire to undergo breast treatment using purely nonsurgical or even noninvasive methods of care. This type of treatment dramatically reduced risks that are associated with operative interventions, but certainly provides less effective outcomes in most cases and is definitely less predictable in its results. All of the following nonsurgical breast enhancement products and practices are available to male patients of all types:
Injections can be used to increase breast size using various substances. Fat transfer is the most common technique.
Weight gain or loss can increase or decrease breast size respectively. Both of these techniques work better for fatty tissue breast types more than for glandular breast types.
The Brava System is a vacuum suction device that can provide nonsurgical breast enlargement and nipple enlargement.
Herbs might provide some benefit for breast enlargement, but very little objective evidence exists confirming efficacy of most substances.
Creams and pills are products that are dubious in reputation for good reason. Virtually none of these work and some might be harmful to your health.
Hypnosis might provide very conservative enlargement or reduction results for some patients.
Hormones are very effective at growing natural breasts and might also be less effective for reducing natural breasts.
Laser treatments and electrostimulation therapies are always popping up, but few show any promise for providing actual positive results, despite an often high cost.
Exercises can help to lift breasts and reduce breast size, especially when combined with a proper diet plan.
Bras and breast forms offer many options for appearing to enlarge, lift or reduce the size of breasts. However, just remember that these appearances are not real and no anatomical change will be enacted. These products are only effective when dressed.