For men with gynecomastia, or excessive male breast tissue, summertime can be miserable. You may dread taking off your shirt due to the appearance of your chest, or simply avoid the pool or beach altogether. Come see Dr. Sato and banish that shirtless anxiety for good. Male breast reduction can restore a flat, masculine appearance to your chest.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a common but often embarrassing condition that occurs when men develop extra breast tissue. This can occur at any age but frequently begins during puberty. It may resolve on its own or persist into adulthood. Gynecomastia can have many causes, including some medications, medical conditions, weight gain, hormones, etc.
Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Treatment?
Gynecomastia is highly treatable, often with excellent results. The best candidates are healthy and close to their ideal weight. If you are overweight, Dr. Sato may recommend some ways to remedy that, as weight loss often leads to a resolution of the excess breast tissue without surgery. Find out if you’re a candidate by calling our offices and scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sato. Those who do end up as candidates need to maintain a healthy lifestyle for lasting results. Weight gain after surgery may result in redevelopment of breast tissues.
Tell Me More About Gynecomastia Treatment
Gynecomastia treatment typically involves a combination of surgical excision and liposuction. Liposuction removes any excess fat in the area, while the excision removes any glandular tissue. If needed, excess skin can be removed. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation.
Male Breast Reduction Now … Shirtless by Summer?
Summer is here, but you still have time to enjoy your male breast reduction results as you relax poolside this summer. You’ll need to wear a compression garment and avoid strenuous activities for 2-4 weeks until your incisions have fully healed. Many men enjoy stunning results after just a few weeks.
Shed that shirt this summer without feeling self-conscious. Male breast reduction can restore your confidence by creating a flat, masculine chest.