Some men have breasts that are larger than they should be. This condition among men is called gynecomastia, wherein the male breasts are over-developed or enlarged. If you have this condition, you can have a male breast reduction.
What is Gynecomastia?
Although most women would wish their breasts are bigger, perkier, and rounder, men with larger than usual breasts see this as a major issue that can largely affect self-image. As mentioned, gynecomastia is the medical term for the enlarged male breast.
Gynecomastia affects thousands of men in the US and many more around the world. It usually starts during childhood, but the condition may also develop later into adulthood. It is rarely reduced by simple diet and exercise; thus, a reduction may be possible through medical intervention, such as a male breast reduction.
What are the Common Causes of Gynecomastia?
The exact cause of gynecomastia is unknown. However, among common causes of gynecomastia include the following:
- Weight gain
- Steroid use
- Side effects from specific medications
- Hormonal imbalances
What are the Qualifications for Male Breast Reduction?
To know whether you are qualified for a male breast reduction procedure, the candidate must have an excess fatty or glandular tissue that is still present even with exercise or proper diet. Aside from that, the candidate should be generally healthy with good skin elasticity. More than being physically prepared, the candidate should also be emotionally and mentally prepared to undergo the whole process of a surgical procedure.
How is the Male Breast Reduction Procedure Done?
Male breast reduction is customized for the patient based on their wants and needs. At the end of the procedure, you will instantly notice a firmer, flatter, and more manly-looking chest. As part of your post-surgical recovery, a healthy diet and moderate exercise are advised.
Getting Started with Male Breast Reduction
For more information about this procedure and to find out whether or not it is right for you, schedule your initial consultation with us at Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. From there, you’ll be on your way to a more confident, masculine-looking you! Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Tampa, FL. We look forward to hearing from you!