3 Things to Know About Gynecomastia

iStock-471151381 (1)Having a chiseled chest is something that most men want; especially during this time of year. If you have been working out at the gym and eating a diet rich and protein, but still have some pecks that you can’t seem to get chiseled, you may be suffering from a condition called gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia is a condition in which men start to form breast tissue in their breast area, which can make them look like they have small breasts.

How Is It Caused?

The leading proponent of gynecomastia is hormones. Many boys experience gynecomastia when they are going through puberty, and many men experience it when they hit their 50’s or 60’s. However, there are other causes of gynecomastia, including:

  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-anxiety drugs
  • Heartburn treatment drugs
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • AIDS treatment drugs

How Can It Be Treated?

Including making some small changes to your lifestyle, such as switching medications, we have seen a lot of success in gynecomastia surgery. During this surgical procedure, we will remove the excess breast tissue from your chest (typically through the nipple so that there is minimal scarring) and then we will tighten the skin to help give you a flatter chest.

We have seen a lot of success in our gynecomastia patients; especially once they are fully recovered. Although you may have some swelling and soreness after surgery, you should see visible results right away.

Don’t’ spend the rest of your life feeling too self-conscious to take your shirt off in front of your friends or family members because you have excess breast tissue. Let us help you get more confidence and the results that you want with gynecomastia surgery.

If you want to learn some more about this surgery, contact our Rochester office today and call us at (585) 922-5840.

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