Signs and Symptoms of Gynecomastia

Men can experience enlarged male breasts as result of different factors such as heredity, genetics, weight gain and certain drug usage. At our offices, we often receive calls asking such questions as “how to lose man boobs” or “is there a surgery to correct overly large breasts in men”. Recognizing limited resource information and stigmas on this topic can hinder someone from getting the surgery or treatment they need, we would like to provide educational information on this topic.

Enlarged Male Breasts or Gynecomastia, can be addressed through surgical intervention and treatment. Therefore, gynecomastia surgery options are available for male breast reduction and correction of what some refer to as “man boobs

Signs and Symptoms of Gynecomastia:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Sometimes excess breast skin
  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

How to Correct Male Enlarged Breasts

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty. The procedure reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Right for Me?

  • You are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breast development has stabilized
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large

Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

Surgical correction of gynecomastia is best performed on:

  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers and non-drug users
  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

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