Many men suffer from what is commonly referred to as “man boobs,” but clinically diagnosed as gynecomastia. This condition can make men feel less self-confident, often to the point of avoiding certain activities, specific types of fitted clothing, and even restricting intimacy. The toll gynecomastia can take on a man’s livelihood and relationships is not worth the stress and suffering, especially when there is a simple and safe surgical solution available. Most are actually pseudogynecomastia caused mainly by fatty excess. However, the treatment remains the same.
The Gist of Gynecomastia
Simply put, gynecomastia means an enlargement of male breasts, often due to hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy. Men who struggle with gynecomastia have more of the female hormone, estrogen, in their bodies than is typically found in biological male bodies. Depending on the imbalance, one (unilaterally) or both (bilaterally) breasts might be affected, and not necessarily in equal proportions. Of course, obesity can also cause gynecomastia, as can certain drugs. In some cases, gynecomastia is simply the result of genetics.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one in four men between the ages of 50-69 years old suffer from gynecomastia and would be excellent candidates for male breast reduction surgery.
Are you one of them?
Get Your Body Back with Gynecomastia Surgery
The good news is gynecomastia surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, effectively reduces the size of male breasts, often permanently, by decreasing the mammary gland. Designed to remove excess fat and glandular tissues, gynecomastia surgery also gets rid of extra skin around the breast area.
If you’re considering gynecomastia surgery, do yourself a favor and don’t wait. The summer months will, once again, be here before we know it. Don’t you deserve to enjoy the season, comfortable and confident in your own skin?
Get in touch with our team and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sterling sooner than later.