While the ideal male body is muscular, toned and broad-shouldered, this is sometimes difficult to achieve because of a condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the abnormal enlargement of breasts in males. It can occur at many different stages in a male’s life. While it does not pose any health threats or dangerous symptoms, it can be very distressing on a cosmetic level. For men suffering from gynecomastia, male breast reduction is an effective option to restore the appearance of the chest to its rightful, masculine contours.
Gynecomastia primarily comes from abnormally high estrogen levels in the body. This can come about from a number of reasons, including:
- A transfer of estrogen from the mother in the womb
- A decrease in testosterone during adolescence
- The side effects from a medication
- A symptom of a disease or metabolic disorder
In many cases, gynecomastia eventually goes away on its own. However, it may take years for this to occur. For men who do not want to wait, or when the gynecomastia persists over time, there are several treatment options to reduce or eliminate the swelling of breast tissue.
When you see Dr. Esmailian for gynecomastia treatment, the first step is a thorough examination to find the root cause. There are many underlying conditions that can cause gynecomastia, and this will require treating that condition rather than the breast enlargement itself. Conditions leading to gynecomastia include:
While medication may be used to treat gynecomastia, persistent cases usually require surgery to remove the excess tissue and restore a masculine appearance. This is an effective, permanent solution to men suffering from gynecomastia. There are two primary forms of surgery to address gynecomastia:
- Liposuction, which removes excess fat within the breasts
- Mastectomy, which removes the breast gland itself
Upon your initial consultation, Dr. Esmailian will make recommendations. With his professional opinion and your preference, the two of you will come up with the optimal solution. Please call us today to set an appointment.