Male Breast Reduction? Lipo? How a Cosmetic Surgeon Treats Gynecomastia

Not quite sure if male breast reduction, liposuction or other body contouring procedures are right for you? If you’re one of the many men across the country who struggles with a genetic condition called gynecomastia, here’s what you need to know about male breast reduction.

You’ll also learn more about which treatment(s) could help you regain self-confidence and get the sleeker, more toned physique you’ve always wanted.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes male breast glands to become enlarged. For most men with this condition, symptoms may begin during puberty and never resolve themselves, even with a healthy diet and exercise.

Pseudo-gynecomastia is a similar condition but does not involve enlarged breast glands. Instead, enlarged male breasts are caused by excess fatty deposits in the chest area, which may be very difficult or even impossible to get rid of through diet and exercise alone.

How Is Gynecomastia Treated?

In either case, enlarged male breasts can typically be very successfully treated, giving you a newfound sense of self-confidence, which can positively affect many other areas of your life.

Gynecomastia is believed to be caused by an imbalance of hormones.

In the case of true gynecomastia, a procedure called male breast reduction is often the most effective solution. During male breast reduction, Dr. Andan will remove enlarged breast glands and may also use liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat for more complete results.

For pseudo-gynecomastia, liposuction alone may be enough to give you the smooth, sleek results you’re looking for.

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