Self-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.