Some men suffer from enlarged breasts, also known as gynecomastia, which can make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. Gynecomastia can be caused by many different factors, such as hormones, medications, obesity, and underlying health conditions. It is true that gynecomastia cannot be resolved with exercise alone, so surgery is necessary to eliminate the extra fat and breast tissue. Undergoing male breast reduction surgery can help give you the confidence you need at the beach, the gym, or in the bedroom.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the appearance of female-like breasts in men. It appears when men experience an overdevelopment of breast tissue and excess fat in the chest area, which can be caused by genetics, hormones, and medications, among other factors. Gynecomastia can affect newborns, boys going through puberty, or men, and it often comes and goes in stages. However, it is important to contact Dr. D’Souza if you notice any breast changes.
Am I a Candidate?
Candidates for male breast reduction surgery are in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. They should also be concerned with the appearance of their breasts and be non-smokers. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. D’Souza at Iconic Plastic Surgery is recommended so that he can examine your breasts and determine the next steps in your breast-reduction journey.
When Should I Undergo Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery can be performed at any time; however, it may be a good idea to undergo this surgery in the colder, winter months so that you can be ready to show off your manly chest at the beach or pool in the summer. Additionally, Dr. D’Souza may recommend that you lose a little bit of weight before surgery, but that will be determined at your private consultation.
To find out more about gynecomastia and to schedule a consultation with Dr. D’Souza at Iconic Plastic Surgery, please contact us online or call us at 760-637-5288 today!