Gynecomastia and Treatment Options for Men with Excess Breast Tissue
According to La Jolla/San Diego Plastic Surgeon, Mark Schoemann, MD, male patients with gynecomastia experience a buildup of excess fat, skin, and/or glandular tissue in the breasts, giving them an enlarged appearance. This physical condition is much more common than most men think and, in many cases, treatable. To determine if a male patient has gynecomastia, Dr. Schoemann examines them, feeling the skin and tissue and looking for extra glandular tissue, additional fat and excess skin.
Males with gynecomastia can suffer from anxiety and low self-esteem. Dr. Schoemann notes that the glandular tissue in male breasts is usually not affected by exercise and diet. Often patients try dieting and rigorous exercise routines that may help slightly, however, many of these individuals may still find it difficult to achieve their particular goals. A number of factors may possibly contribute to the condition, including weight fluctuation, the use of certain types of medication, a family history of gynecomastia, and other issues.
Fortunately, Dr. Schoemann says male breast reduction options often effectively address these concerns related to gynecomastia. Male breast reduction surgery is typically very effective for men who are looking to address gynecomastia and achieve a firmer, flatter appearance to the chest. He sometimes uses liposuction alone in cases where excess fat in the breasts is the main source of gynecomastia, while surgical breast tissue removal is used for men who have excess glandular tissue and/or skin in the chest area. In some cases, Dr. Schoemann explains, a combination of the two techniques may be necessary for the best results. Cases of gynecomastia vary from patient to patient, and Dr. Schoemann customizes his male breast reduction surgery to meet the needs of the individual. Dr. Schoemann’s patients who have been treated for gynecomastia are very satisfied and have achieved their goals with natural-looking results, and often experience a boost in self-confidence after the procedure.
Dr Schoemann notes that males who are concerned about gynecomastia should consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon about their treatment options.
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