Gynecomastia is a common condition in which male breast tissue becomes enlarged. It can occur at any time of life, affecting newborns, adolescents and older men, usually as a result of decreased testosterone production. Gynecomastia is also caused by certain medications. The tissue is often tender or painful, but the most common problem for men are the social and psychological problems associated with enlarged breasts.
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Distinguished by enlarged male breasts, gynecomastia is a somewhat common condition that can affect men of all ages. While the specific cause of gynecomastia has yet to be determined, a number of factors are known to contribute to the enlargement of breast tissue in men, including genetics, hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, certain medications, steroids, marijuana use, liver disease, and more. Maman, MD and Stafford R. Broumand, MD offer male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia. Depending on your unique needs, the male breast reduction procedure can often help:.
Male Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that is performed for both functional and aesthetic reasons. Many women decide to reduce their breast size because they feel that their chest is overly large and out of proportion with the rest of their body, while some are seeking relief from pain or limited range of motion caused by heavy breasts. Breast reduction surgery can reduce and lift the bust line to create a more balanced silhouette and alleviate physical concerns associated with large breasts. Men can also suffer from excess breast tissue due to a condition called gynecomastia. Learn about male breast reduction surgery.
Our patients come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their breasts. If your bust is a little too bountiful, it can be challenging to feel comfortable and confident. Not only can breast reduction surgery reduce the size of your breasts, by removing excess breast tissue, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Hyman can help you escape the pain, physical limitations and unwanted attention that oversized breasts can cause.