Gynecomastia is a medical condition that produces oversized breasts in males. This is a common aesthetic issue among males going through puberty. Males who have an excess amount of body fat in their chest also have oversized breasts, but this issue is significantly different from gynecomastia.
Many men who have excess fat in their chest have found great success through dieting and exercise. This is not the case for males who suffer from gynecomastia. The primary cause of oversized breasts in males with gynecomastia is not excess fat – it is the presence of excess glandular tissue. This tissue must be surgically excised in order to reduce the size of the breasts.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Troy Pittman will discuss your specific issues and needs with you and can help you determine the best course of action for treating your gynecomastia. Contact us to schedule a consultation.