While all men have a small amount of breast tissue, it is usually fairly flat and unnoticeable. Women go on to have complex growth in this area, some obviously more than others, and female breasts are formed. However, it is not normal or desirable for men to have breasts. Gynecomastia is the name given to a male condition that is characterized by the development of excess breast tissue. It is more commonly referred to as ‘man boobs’ and can be a source of serious embarrassment for many males. Adolescents and grown men are often bullied for having breasts. It leads to problems with clothes fitting normally and most not wanting to go to the beach or swim from fear of removing their shirts.
What causes gynecomastia?
In some cases, it is not known exactly why someone may be suffering from gynecomastia. However, most doctors attribute the condition to one of two key causes:
While in general, women tend to be thought of as being hormonal, the truth is that hormones affect men just as much as their female counterparts. While men should have more male hormones and women should have more female hormones, this isn’t always the case and there can be times when the balance is off – such as during puberty and from 40-60. It is not unusual for a boy to develop excess breast tissue during puberty, and while this usually resolves itself once the hormone levels rebalance
As men get older, their hormones may fluctuate again. This is because the natural production of testosterone slows. Weight gain is common as we get older, and this leads to more estrogen production – the hormone principally responsible for causing breast tissue growth.
Medication side effects
Certain medications may also stimulate breast growth, however, for most people, the side effects that they experience are mild and are outweighed by the benefits of the
What is gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery is a male breast reduction. It is performed under a local or general anesthesia so that you do not experience any pain and are asleep for the duration of the procedure.
A small incision is made around the areola then ultrasonic liposuction or power-assisted liposuction is used to remove excess fat from the breast area. Liposuction involves making small incisions into the breast tissue so that fluid can be injected. This helps to break up the areas of fat so that breast tissue can be sucked out more easily. Through
In addition to the reducing the breast tissue, Dr. Albert will occasionally inject fat into parts of the chest for optimal contour.
Recovering from gynecomastia surgery
Gynecomastia surgery is often done under local anesthesia. Occasionally, with larger cases or when combine with pectoral implants, general anesthesia is utilized.
Gynecomastia surgery allows for one of the quickest recoveries for getting back to exercise. Patients frequently return to those activities within 1-2 weeks from surgery with a typical procedure. If there is a significant amount of saggy skin that requires removal, then this period is slightly longer. Either way, the patient can return to work within 1-3 days.
Of all the plastic surgeries performed on men, this one has the highest patient satisfaction. Shirts fit better and men can feel comfortable taking their shirts off at the pool or beach. Furthermore, the bullying disappears and they gain more confidence with better posture. They also stop wearing undershirts to compress their breasts. And School age boys are freed of using their backpacks to cover up their gynecomastia as well.
If your excess breast tissue is causing you embarrassment, gynecomastia surgery in Boca Raton, FL could transform the appearance of your chest, giving you a smoother, toned and more masculine shape. To find out more about the procedure, or to schedule a confidential consultation, please contact our knowledgeable and discreet team at 561-771-6400.