Though it feels cold enough, we know that spring and summer are just around the corner. That means we’re all starting to up our game, looking forward to swimsuit season. If working out and eating well still isn’t encouraging those man boobs to leave, then learning more about gynecomastia surgery might be just the thing to get you the body you want. Gynecomastia is the medical term for benign enlargement of the male breast tissue, which can become large breasts on men. Keep reading to learn more about gynecomastia and how we can help you get rid of that stubborn fat.
What causes it?
Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance in hormones, and it occurs higher in men above the age of 50. By definition, it can only affect men. It also can be connected to:
- Anabolic steroids
- Certain medications, such as digoxin (a heart medication), spironolactone (a diuretic), cimetidine (a medication for stomach conditions) and many others
- Chronic kidney disease
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland)
- Tumors of the testicles, lung, stomach, liver, kidney or pituitary gland
- Marijuana use
- Liver or kidney failure
- Testosterone deficiency
Who is a good candidate?
When the cause of your gynecomastia is identified, you may be asked to change your lifestyle. For example, if medication is causing your gynecomastia, then you will want to find a different medication. In some circumstances, we will recommend surgery.
How can I prevent gynecomastia?
Preventing an issue is so much easier than treating it afterwards. That being said, avoiding risk factors is key. Avoiding steroids, keeping yourself healthy, and drinking responsibly can help you avoid developing gynecomastia.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Surgery may be a great option to help remove stubborn fat that gives you man boobs. If you are uncomfortable with stubborn fat, we can help. This procedure is able to give you a more trim appearance, and is well-suited to men of various ages.
As with all surgical procedures, male breast reduction surgery contains a possibility of complication. Although rare, these complications include:
- Skin injury
- Excessive bleeding
- Asymmetrical breasts or nipples
- Loss of nipple sensation
If you want to learn more about gynecomastia, then give us a call at (631) 424-6707 to schedule a consultation.