What You Should Know About Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia is not a term that many are familiar with. This is the medical term for when males have excess breast fat and tissue. You may know it better as man boobs. It’s an embarrassing condition that causes distress in men afflicted with the condition as it can make them feel less masculine and affect their self-esteem.
According to reports by the Food and Drug Association (FDA), there are roughly 200,000 cases reported each year and up to 36% of young men and 57% of older men are affected in the United States. Unfortunately, there is little one can do to remedy the condition, as hundreds of push-ups and dieting does little to correct this area of fatty excess. This can make it especially hard to wear certain clothing and may even make those affected too embarrassed to perform certain activities around others.
Fortunately, at Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics, we understand how this condition can negatively affect the lives of the men who suffer from it and offer male breast reduction liposuction to address this condition. Dr. Reza Tirgari knows that self-esteem is often connected to our physical appearance and provides his leading liposuction experience to help you look and feel better.
Gynecomastia is characterized by certain physical traits, including:
- Excess fat in the breast area
- Excess development of glandular tissue
- Excess breast skin
This condition can happen to one or both breasts but is embarrassing in either case. Generally, the cause of gynecomastia is an imbalance of the male and female hormones in the body. If a male produces too much estrogen and too little testosterone, breast glands and fat can form. Significant weight loss can also produce man boobs, as well as genetics and certain medications and medical conditions.
We recommend being checked by a medical doctor to ensure that you don’t have an underlying medical condition before opting for male breast reduction surgery.
If it’s determined that you don’t have a medical cause for your enlarged breasts, Dr. Tirgari will go over the details of the procedure with you, as well as check your candidacy for the procedure during a comprehensive consultation. As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, there are certain qualifications one must have to be a candidate to ensure a safe and effective treatment. These qualifications include men who:
- Are in good overall health
- Are at or near a healthy weight
- Don’t suffer from any serious medical conditions
- Have breast development that has stabilized
- Do not smoke or can quit prior to the procedure for a period of time
- Do not have any blood-clotting conditions
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
We say that you should have breasts that are stabilized because it’s common for adolescent males to develop excess fat and tissue in their breasts as they grow. This usually corrects itself with time and goes away by adulthood. If the condition persists into adulthood, then liposuction may be the solution for you.
If you have man boobs and have tried to correct them to no avail, call us at Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics today at 619-436-5224 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Tirgari. We proudly provide cosmetic services to those who live in and near the San Diego and Carlsbad areas of California.