Men suffer from the same self-confidence issues that women do. They look in the mirror and wish for a fuller head of hair or maybe a smaller waistline. Enlarged male breasts, or gynecomastia, is one such condition that may be embarrassing and can contribute to a lower self-image in men. Men struggling with this condition are not helpless, however, as gynecomastia surgery can help correct the appearance of male breasts to produce a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest contour.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in men that results in enlarged or over-developed breasts. The swelling of breast tissue can be caused by many things such as genetics, rapid weight gain or weight loss, or even hormone changes. Men of all shapes and sizes can be affected by this condition and those who cannot correct gynecomastia solely through proper diet and exercise may turn to surgery as a solution.
How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Depending on the source and severity of the gynecomastia, the procedure can be approached a few different ways. If the condition can be attributed to an excess of glandular tissue, the surgeon may use an excision technique. This technique allows the surgeon to reposition the nipple and areola if needed. If the cause of gynecomastia is from excess fatty tissue, the procedure can be performed using liposuction. In this case, the surgeon would insert a small cannula through several small incisions to suction the excess fatty tissue from the chest area.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
You may qualify for gynecomastia surgery if:
- You are at a healthy weight and in good physical health
- Your large breast size causes you discomfort
- You are at an age where your breast development is stabilized
- Your gynecomastia cannot be treated through alternative medical practices
- You don’t smoke or use drugs
Schedule a Gynecomastia Consultation Today
We want to help introduce you to the happier, more confident version of yourself, regardless of your gender. To inquire for more information or to schedule a consult, contact our primary location in Glastonbury. Harold E. Beam, MD Plastic Surgery also proudly serves the communities of Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, and the surrounding areas of Connecticut.