Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by enlarged or excessive breast tissue in men. It often resolves itself over time without any interventions. However, treatment may become necessary if the condition persists and causes embarrassment, tenderness, or pain.
The first step in getting rid of gynecomastia is to figure out what is causing it. The condition is generally triggered by high or imbalanced male estrogen levels. Several things can upset the delicate balance of hormones in the body, including natural chemical changes, medications such as anabolic steroids, certain drugs, and alcohol consumption.
In some cases, an underlying health condition is to blame. That is why it important to consult a doctor who can determine the cause of your enlarged male breast tissue and suggest appropriate treatments.
Some men with gynecomastia find it beneficial to stay clear of drugs, cut back on alcohol consumption, and exercise regularly. Your doctor may also recommend that you adjust the medications that you are taking. If your male breasts are significantly enlarged or distressing and do not improve with initial treatments, surgery may be an excellent solution.
Surgical Options for Male Breast Reduction
Surgery to treat gynecomastia usually involves removing excess fat with liposuction. It is also common to remove glandular breast tissue and excess skin. No matter the techniques used, the goal of the procedure is to create a flatter and more masculine chest.
Men generally report increased self-confidence and a higher quality of life following gynecomastia surgery. This is particularly true for those who experienced emotional distress or low social confidence due to their enlarged male breasts.
Schedule Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation
Talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Brucato to learn more about gynecomastia surgery and your candidacy. He has over two decades of experience and is sensitive to the physical and emotional problems associated with gynecomastia.
Call 203-431-7644 today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We welcome patients from Ridgefield, Wilton, Danbury, and other areas in Connecticut.