For many men, regardless of how long they might spend at the gym or otherwise working on their physique, overdeveloped or enlarged breasts can destroy self-confidence or cause them to avoid certain physical activities or even intimacy with others. This condition is called gynecomastia and can affect men at any age.
Gynecomastia can be caused by several factors, including hormonal changes, excess weight, or excess development of the glandular tissue of the breasts. Regardless of the cause, gynecomastia generally presents itself as overly large breasts in men, either with both sides being disproportionately large or with one side larger than the other.
Although maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle and specifically targeting the chest area through exercise can help reduce the size of the breast, surgical intervention may be needed in some men to reduce the size of the breasts and regain their confidence.
Fortunately, breast reduction surgery for men is a safe and proven way to reduce the size of overly developed breasts. Whether the enlargement is caused by the over-development of fatty tissue or glands, your surgeon will use a liposuction or excision procedure to reduce the volume of tissue in the breast and create a toned and proportional look.
While it is a more invasive procedure than other treatments, most men can return to full activity within a month and depending on their specific job, may return to work as early as a week after surgery. So long as a healthy and active lifestyle is maintained, the results will be permanent, and there is no need for follow-up surgeries or treatments.
If you want to hear more about breast reductions for men, or to get started on achieving your aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Somenek or Dr. Pittman at Somenek and Pittman Advanced Plastic Surgery in Washington D.C. at 202-410-4934 or visit www.somenekpittmanmd.com to schedule a consultation today. The expert team of doctors and aestheticians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides the longest-lasting results, using safe and easy treatment methods that fit your schedule.