Gynecomastia is a condition that involves excessive enlargement of male mammary glands due to certain hormonal imbalances, obesity or as a side effect of certain medications. Enlarged male breasts can simply be an accumulation of fat in the chest area due to the man being overweight, and can be addressed through weight loss exercise, low-fat diet or liposuction in the breast area, which is the least invasive form fo breast reduction. However, there are other causes for gynecomastia development. Low free testosterone levels due to a high amount of a binding protein in the blood is a notorious cause of gynecomastia. This leaves the estrogen action, which is the female sexual hormone, unopposed and causes the enlargement of the breasts and a look that is similar to female breasts. Additionally, certain medications such as drugs for heart disease, drugs employed in psychiatry and certain diuretics can cause gynecomastia.
Depending on the type, the cause and the extent of breast enlargement in men, several techniques for breast reduction for gynecomastia exist. The least invasive is a liposuction, which aims to remove excessive fat tissue and is a great choice for mild to moderate male breast enlargement. However, for more severe cases, a more invasive technique may be employed. Before you consider breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia, your plastic surgeon may ask you to undergo certain blood tests, and consult with an endocrinologist to exclude the possibility of severe endocrine disease. Moreover, you will discuss with your plastic surgeon your medical history, any prescription medications that you may currently take and which can affect the outcome of the surgery. Although breast reduction surgery is a safe procedure, certaincomplications and side effects may occur, such as bleeding, infection or inflammation.
In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, male breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective method of treating gynecomastia and improving your self-esteem and masculinity. Don't hesitate to call us so that we can evaluate your case in a professional manner. Our experienced surgeon has extensive knowledge and is highly trained in this specific type of breast reduction surgery so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.