Many men who have gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, may be too self-conscious and will avoid certain physical activities and intimacy. But this condition shouldn’t keep you away from enjoying activities, including going shirtless at pools and the beach. Gynecomastia surgery offers many benefits, including improved self-confidence through improved male contouring.
Excess weight gain can be the cause behind some male breast enlargement, but often the cause is a condition called gynecomastia. This can be caused by aging, heavy drinking, certain medications or drug use, or it can be a result of developmental or hormonal changes. Often teenage boys will deal with excess fatty deposits on their chests during puberty, but this usually resolves by adulthood. Unfortunately, some men have enlarged breasts during adulthood, and that’s when gynecomastia surgery comes in.
Men who are unhappy with the appearance of their enlarged breasts are ideal candidates for this surgery. Once men’s breast development has stabilized, they are a good candidate for surgery. Men who are considering surgery must be healthy, close to their normal weight, nonsmokers, with no serious illnesses or medical conditions that would affect recovery.
Also known as male breast reduction surgery, gynecomastia surgery reduces enlarged breasts in men, flatting and enhancing the contours of the chest. This procedure is performed in a few different ways. Liposuction is recommended for those who have excess fatty tissue. Excision is recommended for men who have glandular breast tissue or excess skin that needs to be removed. A combination of liposuction and excision is indicated for some patients for the best results. Each areola may be reduced in size, and nipples may be moved to a more natural male position in the breast.
Recovery from the procedure is short, with minimal residual swelling and soreness. Most patients will return to daily activities within a week or so.
If you’re suffering from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence due to gynecomastia, this procedure may be right for you. To learn more about male breast reduction surgery, call (203) 453-6635 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.