Breasts are an asset on women but can cause anguish for men. Men that suffer from gynecomastia, or excess breast tissue, are often embarrassed by their condition. They may slump their shoulders or avoid taking their shirt off in public. This condition is common (up to 60% of men will have it at some point in their lifetime) but, fortunately, highly correctable. If you have male breasts, come in and discuss your options. Male breast reduction surgery can increase your confidence and help you to love your body.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
There is no known cause for overdeveloped breast tissue in men, although there is some correlation to various drugs and medical conditions. Hormonal imbalance may also be a factor in this condition. It can occur at any age, but is more common in teens and adult men over 50. At any age, gynecomastia can take a heavy toll on self-esteem.
What Are My Treatment Options for Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is common but also easily treated. Male breast reduction can be performed to remove the excess tissue and restore a masculine appearance to your chest. We use a few different techniques to achieve the reduction, and these depend on your anatomy. We can discuss the best options for your body during your consultation. The procedures mentioned below typically yield excellent results.
- Liposuction- Liposuction uses suction to remove fat cells. A small incision is made through which a cannula is placed. Suction is then applied to remove the fat and sculpt the area. Finally, the incision is closed. We offer several different types of liposuction and will select the best option for your condition.
- Surgical Removal of Glandular Tissue- If glandular tissue is present, we may recommend surgical excision to remove the unwanted tissue. During this procedure, incisions are made, tissue is extracted, and the area is reshaped. Excess skin can also be removed as necessary.
- A Combination of Both Treatments- Some patients will benefit from both options for male breast reduction.
I Want a More Masculine Appearance. What’s My Next Step?
If you’re ready to explore male breast reduction, call our offices at 540-371-7730 to schedule a consultation. We’ll carefully examine your body and make recommendations to improve the appearance of your chest area. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about the procedure. Call us today and schedule your consultation.