Gynecomastia is a term that not everyone has heard of, but just about everyone has seen someone who is experiencing the condition. This term is used to describe the growth of breast tissue in men or boys. In most cases, this happens when there is a hormonal imbalance. It happens when men produce more estrogen than they do testosterone. If you are dealing with gynecomastia, it may be time to consider a male breast reduction procedure.
This condition can affect men or boys in different stages of their life. Some boys will begin to develop breast growth as they enter into puberty. Some men may start to notice breast enlargement as they approach their senior years and experience a decrease in testosterone production. Gynecomastia can affect both breasts evenly, or it can have an uneven effect, making just one breast larger.
Gynecomastia is not a condition that is going to affect your physical health. However, it can have a devastating effect on a man’s mental and emotional state. At times, men and boys who have this condition experience pain in their breasts and find themselves the victims of ridicule by their peers.
Not every case of gynecomastia is going to require some form of surgical intervention. During a consultation at our office, Dr. Collins can evaluate your condition and help you determine if male breast reduction is the right way to go for you.
During a typical male breast reduction procedure, Dr. Collins removes the excess glandular tissue. The goal is to make the chest appear as masculine as possible. Liposuction is often used during the procedure for optimal results.
It is important to mention that male breast reduction involves a recovery period. However, once you have fully healed, you won’t believe what a difference this procedure has made in your life. You may even find that you have more self-confidence.
If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, we invite you to book an appointment at the office of Beth Collins, MD to learn more information about male breast reduction. Life is too short to go about your days dealing with gynecomastia. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Guilford.