Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Newborn boys going through puberty and older men may develop gynecomastia as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, though other causes also exist.
Generally, gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with. Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed. Gynecomastia may go away on its own. If it persists, medication or surgery may help to give the chest area a more tightened, fit appearance.
Some of the Causes:
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Medications containing Estrogen
- Klinefelters Syndrome
- Steroid Use
Male Breast Reduction
Treatment for gynecomastia is dependent on your particular situation. Dr. Wright will first determine if your condition is from extra glandular tissue or excess fat. In cases of excess fat, liposuction may be all that is needed to reduce the breast. In other instances an incision may need to be made to achieve the desired end result. Once the excess has been removed, the area should have a more contoured, firm appearance. Dr. Wright will go over all aspects of the procedure with you at your initial consultation, and help you determine if male breast reduction is the best option to meet your needs.