Men’s Breast Reduction: 3 Warning Signs

Doctor plastic surgeon with scalpel near male patients chest.Although it is often thought of as a problem that only affects women, men can also develop excess breast tissue. This condition is known as gynecomastia, which can cause physical and emotional distress.

Men may develop gynecomastia for several reasons, including hormone imbalances, certain medications, and glandular problems. It can also be a side effect of drug use or obesity. If you are a man who is dealing with the embarrassment and discomfort of excess breast tissue, you may be considering male breast reduction surgery

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please consult a plastic surgeon in Rochester, NY. Here are 3 warning signs that you may need male breast reduction surgery:

You Have Extra Tissue in Your Breasts

One of the most obvious signs that you may need male breast reduction surgery is if you have extra tissue in your breasts. This tissue can be either soft or firm and may be visible through your clothing. If you have excess breast tissue, you may notice that your breasts feel heavier than usual and that you have difficulty finding shirts that fit properly. 

You Have Uneven Breast Sizes

Uneven breast sizes are another sign that you might need male breast reduction surgery. This can originate from several factors, including hormone imbalances, weight gain, and certain medications. As a result, one breast is significantly larger than the other. If you have uneven breast sizes, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance and have difficulty finding clothing that fits appropriately. 

You Have a Lot of Pain in Your Chest Area

A lot of chest pain may indicate that you need male breast reduction surgery. The pain may be constant, or it may only occur when you touch your chest. The pain may also come with soreness, redness, and swelling. A plastic surgeon should evaluate symptoms such as these if you are experiencing them. 

Contact Us For A Consultation

Are you tired of dealing with male breast problems? You can reach The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester by phone or email. Contact our Rochester, NY office if you’re considering Male Breast Reduction Surgery. For a consultation, please call (585) 922-5840.


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