Hormonal imbalances, medications and other factors can result in excessive breast tissue in male teens and adults. This condition is called male gynecomastia, and it is a common condition, especially in teens and older men. While most cases of gynecomastia resolve on their own in a few years, some do not. Larger breasts can be an embarrassing feature for some men, impacting their self-confidence. Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery offers male breast reduction surgery for male gynecomastia at our clinic in Beverly Hills.
The main cause of gynecomastia is hormonal imbalance. When estrogen levels are higher in comparison to testosterone, the breast tissue may increase in size. This can occur in young males during puberty, but it usually will resolve itself or can be controlled with treatment. For adult men with male gynecomastia, if treatment does not correct the breast tissue, surgery can be an option. Removing fatty tissue with liposuction or performing a complete mastectomy can restore a more masculine chest.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
For men that want to reduce the size of their breasts, plastic surgery can be performed. The goal is to remove breast tissue to create a flatter, more defined chest area. Liposuction is a less invasive option to remove the fatty breast tissue, performed through small incisions to suction out the excess fatty tissue. However, if the mammary gland tissue is larger, a mastectomy may be recommended to restore a more masculine chest. This procedure can be performed through small incisions near the areola to remove the breast glandular tissue. Once healed, the incision scar is almost invisible for a discreet appearance.
Breast reduction plastic surgery is an effective treatment for male gynecomastia. Not only can it improve the condition, but it can restore a leaner, more masculine chest for increased self-confidence. If you suffer from male gynecomastia and you want to explore treatment with male breast reduction surgery, contact us at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chaudhry to discuss the best option for reducing your male breast tissue.