Men are often expected to have smooth, toned pecs, but what if you have large male breasts instead? You aren’t alone! Gynecomastia is an embarrassing condition that causes enlarged male breasts. Though this condition is embarrassing and frustrating, it is actually easy to reverse with male breast reduction surgery. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about gynecomastia but were too afraid to ask!
Gynecomastia Causes Enlarged Breast Tissue in Men
If you have gynecomastia, you actually have an endocrine system disorder rooted in an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone hormones in your body. The swollen breast gland tissue and breast tenderness that marks gynecomastia isn’t dangerous, but it can be embarrassing and difficult to endure.
Male Breast Reduction Reverses Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia can be treated and eliminated through male breast reduction surgery. The best candidates for gynecomastia surgery are adult men who are in good physical health and have experienced psychological side effects of enlarged breasts, like low confidence and depression.
The Process of Gynecomastia Surgery
Male breast reduction is completed using anesthesia for patient comfort. A plastic surgeon makes a surgical incision on each breast, typically around the bottom half of the dark skin surrounding the nipple. Excess glandular tissue is surgically excised through each incision, while fatty tissue is removed by liposuction techniques.
After each breast contains only the appropriate amount of breast tissue, the surgeon then removes excess skin and re-drapes the remaining skin more tightly over the chest. Both incisions are closed with sutures, and a compression bandage is wrapped over the chest.
Dr. William Adams, a St. Petersburg plastic surgery doctor, specializes in gynecomastia surgery in order to help male patients feel totally confident in their bodies. Call (727) 328-2299 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adams and learn more about your path to a flat, contoured chest.