A sculpted, well-defined chest is now seen as the pinnacle of male attractiveness. The ideal male chest has a defined contour and a natural fold just below the chest and above the abdominal wall. The nipple is ideally higher on the chest wall, facing forward and flat on the chest.
There is some breast tissue direct below the nipple, which will feel firm and glandular rather than soft like fatty tissue. There will then be a layer of muscle called the pectoralis muscle.
Ageing, excess body weight and lax skin can all prevent you from achieving the ideal male chest.
Is it normal for men to have an uneven chest and pecs?
Uneven chest and pecs that are noticeable to the eye are relatively rare. Both sides of the body are not symmetrical, and that includes the muscles. If the pectoralis muscles are unequal, targeted workouts with differing weights could help.
What causes men to have an uneven chest and pecs?
There are several factors why men could have an uneven chest and pecs. Underdeveloped muscles can result from a congenital birth defect, injury or infection. Asymmetrical muscle development is more common but isn’t usually noticeable.
True gynecomastia is due to an overdevelopment of the small amount of glandular tissue that is positioned on the male chest below the areola. It is usually due to a hormone imbalance, which can cause the male chest to appear breast-like. Gynecomastia is generally bilateral in that both sides of the chest are affected. However, for a small percentage of men – estimated to be less than 10% – it can present as unilateral gynecomastia, in which one side develops more noticeably.
What are the best treatments for an uneven chest and pecs?
Male breast reduction is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure, and Mr Alex Karidis is renowned as one of London’s leading gynecomastia surgeons. Performed in a similar manner to a breast reduction, an incision is made around the areola, and glandular tissue is removed to create a more pleasing and symmetrical appearance to the chest. It can be combined with liposuction to remove any excess fat deposits.
Pectoral implants are another surgical procedure to enhance the shape, size or definition of the chest area, as well as treat asymmetry. Unlike soft female breast implants, these silicone implants are specially designed to replicate the look and feel of the pectoralis muscle.
Surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic, and you’ll typically stay overnight. A small incision is made in the armpit, so any scarring should not be noticeable when fully healed. The implant is then placed in a pocket the surgeon will create between the rib cage and the pectoral muscle. The pocket is then closed, and the chest area will instantly look larger and more defined.
Fat transfer involves taking fatty tissue from a donor area, such as the abdomen, purifying it to remove any impurities, and then injecting the fat cells to enhance and volumise the face or body. As it is not a foreign substance, it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction or complications.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat and reshape the body. If an uneven chest area is the result of weight gain, lipo can be used to sculpt the chest.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Male Breast Reduction, Pectoral Implants, Fat Transfer, Liposuction
TREATMENT OPTION: GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY
Gynecomastia is treated with a specialist surgical procedure known as male breast reduction surgery. Excess glandular and fatty tissue is removed from the male breast to create a flatter, more masculine appearance to the chest area.Discover our liposuction procedures
TREATMENT OPTION: LIPOSUCTION
Lipo isn’t just for the body. Liposuction, or fat removal surgery, is also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty. Essentially liposuction is the targeted removal of fatty deposits with the use of cannulae and a vacuum. It can be performed on men and women and virtually anywhere on the body.
Common areas for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, flanks, inner and outer thighs, knees and it is also an effective treatment for bra and back fat.Discover our liposuction procedures