Gynecomastia is a condition that causes male breast tissue to become enlarged. While it is common, it can cause many patients distress and embarrassment.
Fortunately, Winter Park Plastic Surgery offers a solution: male breast reduction, an operation that reduces the size and appearance of the breast by removing tissue. Men who undergo surgery find themselves feeling more confident when wearing tight-fitting shirts or undressing in front of other people.
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes boys’ and men’s breast tissue to grow in size. Usually, it occurs when hormones become imbalanced, encouraging a more feminine chest area. Many men experience an increase in fat deposits in the region, which, in some cases, can lead to breasts that resemble those of women.
While men’s chests develop differently from women’s, most boys have some breast tissue. Thus, increases in the production of estrogen can cause their breasts to grow in the female pattern. Many teenage boys and men experience gynecomastia at some point in their lives.
Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia surgery is the name usually given to surgical interventions that reduce male breast size. It is essentially a male breast reduction because it removes unwanted tissue from the body caused by hormonal changes. The technical name for the procedure is mammoplasty.
The operation can encompass several methods, depending on your case. If your gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fat accumulation, Dr. Greenberg will use liposuction to remove the adipose tissue. Once the fat is gone, the chest becomes flatter and more masculine.
Gynecomastia can also involve excision, where we remove glandular tissue and excess skin. You can also get combination surgery using liposuction and surgical techniques to transform the chest into a desirable shape.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
The benefits of gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery are considerable. They include:
- Better mobility: Sometimes, excess male breast tissue can get in the way of playing sports or athletic pursuits.
- Less back pain: A heavy chest area can put tension on the spine, causing discomfort over time.
- More confidence: Men who get breast reduction surgery typically feel better about how they look and are much more willing to reveal their physiques.
- Masculine appearance: Once the excess breast tissue is gone, your body will take on a more classical male look.
Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery
Sometimes, making changes to your diet and lifestyle is insufficient to eliminate your gynecomastia. In those circumstances, Dr. Scott Greenberg may recommend male breast reduction surgery.
An ideal candidate is a non-smoking man who lives a healthy lifestyle and has realistic expectations for what surgery can achieve. By getting surgery, you can feel more confident in yourself and live your best life possible.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from gynecomastia treatment? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137