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How Does Gynecomastia Affect Young and Middle-Aged Men?

Male Breast Reduction Guilford CTWomen want them and men dread getting them; if you are a male who has started to develop breast tissue, then you may suffer from a condition called gynecomastia. And although you may think that there is something wrong with you and that you are some kind of anomaly, it’s very common for men to experience at least some degree of breast enlargement. Common in both teenagers and adults, gynecomastia is treated in different ways depending on how old you are.

In Teens

According to statistics released by the National Institute of Health, about 50-60% of adolescent males suffer from gynecomastia which may come as a surprisingly high number to most people. In young men, gynecomastia is primarily caused by high levels of estrogen during puberty. Luckily, for most boys, their chest will flatten out around their 20’s, but if it doesn’t, then Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend surgery or other treatments.

In Adults

If you thought the statistics for young men with gynecomastia were high, then you may be more surprised. 65% of men between the ages 27-92 experience some form of gynecomastia during this time. There are a variety of factors aside from hormonal imbalances that can cause gynecomastia. These include steroid use, thyroid problems, pituitary gland cancer, alcohol abuse, or even marijuana use.

Gynecomastia Treatment

As previously mentioned, for most teenage boys, their gynecomastia will subside once they reach their 20’s. However, for those who can’t get rid of it on their own, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend the same surgery as he does for adults. During a male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Price will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breast area to help create a more masculine chest. And although the physical results after this type of surgery are incredible, the emotional results are equally as powerful.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia treatment and surgery, then schedule a consultation appointment at our Guildford office today and contact us at (203) 453-6635.

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Your Self-Confidence And You – Dealing With Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia in Guilford CT & New Haven Dr. Gary PriceSelf-confidence, self-esteem – buzz words that define the way you feel about yourself – and they often affect your most personal relationships. If you are a guy dealing with abnormal breast enlargement (gynecomastia), physical intimacy and even some sports activities may be emotionally challenging and embarrassing. Maybe you’ve tried rigorous exercise and dieting in hopes of changing the size of your breasts, but have not found them to be effective solutions.

Gynecomastia is the condition of enlarged breasts in men which can occur at any age. It is characterized by excess localized fat and glandular tissue that can be present in one or both breasts. The symptoms are tenderness and swelling of the breast tissue. Gynecomastia is influenced by a variety of causes including diet, aging, hormones, puberty, obesity and the use of some medications or steroids.

Gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, but it can be difficult to cope with.

The good news? There is a surgical option.

  • Correcting gynecomastia involves a specialized surgery that reduces breast size, thereby flattening and enhancing the contours of the chest. This surgery is also called a “reduction mammaplasty.

If you are physically healthy, your breast development has stabilized and you are embarrassed by the size of your breasts, you would be a good candidate for surgery.

  • The procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure, using tiny incisions and is usually done without general anesthesia. The condition can sometimes be improved with liposuction alone. Dr. Price will give you instructions for caring for your incisions and the healing process. It is important that your incisions are not subjected to excessive force or motion during healing.
  • During your consultation, be sure to ask Dr. Price any questions you may have about what you can expect during your recovery period.
  • Results are immediately visible and most patients return to work four or five days after surgery, however, several days of discomfort requiring pain medication is normal.

Feel good about yourself…take off your shirt with confidence.

Call and book a consultation appointment with Dr. Price: (203) 453-6635.

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