An Overview of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, or the enlargement of male breasts, is a rather common issue that can have negative emotional and physical impacts on an shutterstock_273426239individual. Various forms of this condition exist, but fortunately, there are various treatments in Palm Harbor, FL, available to correct this issue.

Many people describe gynecomastia as “man boobs.” Boys may have to deal with this issue while going through puberty, and often deal with the judgement of their peers. Men who have experienced massive weight loss may also deal with this concern, though it may be thought of as just a side effect of weight loss. Gynecomastia does not look the same for every man. It can range from a small enlargement of breast tissue to true breast development.

There are a selection of treatments for gynecomastia. Liposuction surgery is an excellent solution for men whose gynecomastia is caused by excess fatty tissue in the chest area. During liposuction, the extra fatty tissue is removed with suction through a cannula inserted into the treatment area. There are different liposuction techniques that can be utilized, so a consultation with your surgeon is essential before undergoing this procedure.

The next treatment option is excision/reduction surgery, or commonly known as male breast reduction surgery. This technique is used when excess glandular breast tissue and/or skin is the main cause of gynecomastia. Incision placement will vary depending on your individual condition, but usually involves an incision around the areola. Incisions commonly result in minimal scarring.  Some patients are treated with a combination of liposuction and excision techniques.

If you suffer from gynecomastia, and are interested in male breast reduction to restore your masculine confidence, contact Moraitis Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

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