Gynecomastia: How Men Can Develop Breasts

gynecomastia Gynecomastia is a disorder in which men overdevelop breast tissue leading to large or pronounced breasts. Though typically caused by benign factors such as puberty, sometimes gynecomastia could be signs of underlying diseases or unintended effects of medication.

Though common, affecting around 50-65% of men and boys worldwide, gynecomastia can cause issues with self-esteem and damage your sense of comfort. Luckily, there are ways to address gynecomastia. Take a look at how you can know if you have gynecomastia and what can be done.

How to Know If You Have Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia can have particular signs. You may have gynecomastia if you exhibit:

  • Small fatty protrusions around the nipples
  • Prominent breast shape and size
  • Sometimes pain or tenderness around the chest
  • No signs of breast reduction despite diet and exercise

It is possible to think you have gynecomastia when you have an excess of chest fat instead. The way to tell the difference is to look at the texture of the tissue; breast tissue will be firmer than fat, and to also look at the responsiveness to diet and exercise; breast tissue will remain regardless of diet and exercise.

To know for certain if you have gynecomastia, visit a doctor who can conduct tests such as urine or blood tests and a tissue biopsy.

Male Breast Reduction Can Remove Male Breast Tissue

Male breast reduction is a popular surgical procedure for excising the tissue. Performed as an outpatient procedure, the surgery can last up to two hours and be coupled with liposuction should your doctor decide you may need it.

It is important to note that though male breast reduction surgery can have permanent results if your breast tissue growth was caused by disease or medication, you may see regrowth if you don’t address the underlying issue. A consultation with a doctor can help determine if male breast reduction surgery is right for you.

Schedule Male Breast Reduction With Mainline Plastic Surgery 

Gynecomastia can affect your comfort and quality of life, which is why working with a compassionate and capable doctor is a must.

At Mainline Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA, they understand how much male breast reduction surgeries can help a person. They focus on providing warm compassion and impeccable results.

Their team has believed in being there for the people they help for over a decade. This is why, should you need to talk, even after hours, your call will go directly to Dr. Raymond Jean’s cell phone.

If you’d like to eliminate male breasts and restore confidence, contact Mainline Plastic Surgery at 484-222-0010.

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