Are you are a man who is tired of having to wear baggy clothes or embarrassed about going to the pool with friends and family because of the way your chest looks? If so, you may be a candidate for gynecomastia surgery, which is also known as male breast reduction. Gynecomastia is condition that can result in a loss of self-confidence and even cause acute emotional distress.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, is performed to remove enlarged or over-developed breasts in men, which can occur at almost any age. This type of surgery can be necessary due to changes in hormones, obesity, heredity or the use of certain pharmaceuticals.
Who is a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
For most men, breast enlargement is not a problem. However, some men develop enlarged breasts as adolescents that does not resolve as they age, which can cause discomfort and even embarrassment. Other men develop enlarged breasts due to weight gain. Men who suffer from enlarged breasts typically fall into one of the following categories:
- Teen or Adolescent Boys – Some young boys, roughly between the ages of 10-13, suffer from gynecomastia. With this condition, glandular tissue in the breasts begins to grow during a boy’s adolescent years, due to unbalanced levels of testosterone and estrogen. These unbalanced levels result in excess breast tissue that becomes dense and fibrous with age.
- Adult Males – Many adults suffering from gynecomastia developed the condition as adolescents. The fact that condition still exists would make them a good candidate for male breast reduction.
Other adult males may be good candidates due to significant weight gain. This type of breast enlargement often occurs in men suffering from obesity as fat deposits develop on the chest. Liposuction is often used to remove these excess fat deposits.
- Body Builders – Some body builders who turn to steroids during their careers can develop an increase of estrogen that results in excess breast tissue. This excess tissue typically does not resolve itself – even after body builders halt the use of steroids.
What Results Can I Expect from Male Breast Reduction?
If you are a qualified candidate for this type of surgery, you can resolve the condition with a plastic surgery procedure that will remove excess fat or fibrous tissue, which will give a more proportional chest size. Male breast reduction can stop you feeling embarrassed about your chest and should hopefully enable you to increase your confidence and feel better about yourself.
Male Breast Reduction Consultation With a Doctor from Allure Plastic Surgery
Allure Plastic Surgery is owned, operated, and managed by four board certified plastic surgeons that have helped many men boost their self-confidence through male breast reduction. During a consultation at our state of the art plastic surgery facility in Miami, we will sit down with you to discuss your goals and review your medical history. Throughout the process we will keep you informed to ensure that you are comfortable moving forward with the procedure.
Our patients’ best interests lie at the heart of our practice. Schedule your confidential consultation with us today and discover how you can change your life.