Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

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What is Gynecomastia?

A Male Breast Reduction, characterized by a condition known as Gynecomastia, is quite common and is caused by swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men. In most cases, this is caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone levels in the body. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your appearance, a male breast reduction may be for you and can remove any excess fat or glandular tissue, resulting in a more contoured chest area.

What are the signs of Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is characterized by excess fat tissue in one or both male breasts. Gynecomastia is a condition that can affect men of all ages, and signs may begin to show during puberty as an indication of testosterone imbalance.

What causes Gynecomastia?

The causes for Gynecomastia are not directly known. The formation of male breast tissue has been linked to drug use, impaired liver function, medications containing estrogen, low testosterone and other factors related to hormonal imbalance.

Are you a good candidate for Male Breast Reduction surgery?

Men considering a Male Breast Reduction should be healthy non-smokers who have reached a stable body weight. Male Breast Reduction surgery is ideal when Gynecomastia cannot be resolved through alternative medical treatments.

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