Gynecomastia is decidedly a topic that most men would prefer not to talk about. Still, the condition is quite common and easily corrected.
The presence of excess breast tissue in men (known medically as gynecomastia) is a relatively common condition that affects about 40 to 60 percent of men. With this level of prevalence, you’d expect to hear more about it in the media. Many men are not comfortable discussing the condition even though they may want to do something about it.
How does gynecomastia come about? Certain medical conditions, including obesity have been linked to male breast overdevelopment. Certain medications are also known to cause gynecomastia as a side effect. However, in the vast majority of gynecomastia cases, there is no known cause.
Here are 4 signs you may benefit from a male breast reduction to alleviate gynecomastia:
- You’re seeing increased volume in the pectoral region, and aren’t sure what the cause is. If you’re noticing changes in the pectoral region, chances are there’s something going on.
- You’ve tried working out but are unable to get “lift” in the pectoral region. Some men who notice sagging in the pectoral region attempt to fix the problem by doing chest exercises to get additional lift in that area. If repeated workouts still result in a sagging pectoral region, a male breast reduction procedure may be able to help.
- You’re seeing noticeable unevenness between your two pecs. This unevenness can cause discomfort and also be a source of embarrassment. A breast reduction procedure can target only the larger breast or both, and ensure the end result is even.
- You are embarrassed to take off your shirt in public. It’s important not to downplay the emotional stress that can be caused by continually being embarrassed about your physique. A reduction procedure can help to put an end to that embarrassment.
A male breast reduction procedure is performed to remove fat and/or glandular tissue from one or both breasts. In extreme cases, excess skin can be removed as well. The result is a flatter chest with an improved contour.
Good candidates for a gynecomastia procedure are healthy men who have already tried exercise, weight reduction, and other non-surgical treatments as remedies. Another requirement for being considered for the procedure is a stabilization in breast development, meaning no further breast enlargement has occurred in the past six months or so.
Have a question about male breast reduction used to treat gynecomastia? Think it may be the right time for you to go forward with the procedure? Contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Ghaderi!