Gynecomastia is a condition in which men develop fat deposits or excess breast tissue in their chest. It is a very common condition that will affect many men at some point in their life. Countless young men experience symptoms of gynecomastia during puberty due to hormonal changes, though these symptoms usually disappear within a few years. Between the ages of 50 and 80, at least one in four men will develop gynecomastia.
If this is a condition that you deal with, chances are that it has affected your self-confidence and level of satisfaction with your body. If this is the case, male breast reduction can remedy the situation and help you feel like your old self again.
Causes of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia can be caused by changes in your hormone levels, heredity, obesity, or can be the side effect of certain types of drugs. Usually it is characterized by fatty deposits in the chest that are out of proportion with the rest of your body. If you are a generally fit person but have these fatty deposits in your chest, it can be a very distressing situation, particularly because these fat deposits are unlikely to respond to diet or exercise. This condition can affect the types of clothes you feel comfortable in, your ability to engage in certain activities, and your overall self-esteem.
A Simple Solution
The good news is that the treatment for gynecomastia is quite simple. With targeted liposuction and/or the removal of excess breast tissue, you can get back the body that you deserve. If you continue to eat well and exercise, the results of your surgery should last for many years and may even be permanent.
The most important thing for men seeking male breast reduction to decide is who they want for their plastic surgeon. Though the procedure is relatively simple, it’s important to choose someone who will take the time to get to know you personally and provide you with a custom treatment solution that is specifically catered to your body.
Some plastic surgeons are simply interested in getting as many people in and out of their doors as possible. That isn’t the case in my practice. As your plastic surgeon, I will meet with you personally along every step of the way and ensure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed. My primary goal is to ensure that you are satisfied with the quality of your care and your ultimate results.
If you’re seeking a plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara for male breast surgery or any other cosmetic procedure, contact my office today to schedule an initial appointment. In our office, your privacy and comfort will be top priority. I look forward to the chance to work with you.