The development of glandular or fatty tissue on the male chest that creates the appearance of female-like breasts is an embarrassing problem for many men. Gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia are conditions that can affect males of nearly all ages, from young boys around puberty to grown men. Full gynecomastia is characterized by excess glandular breast tissue. It is the result of a hormone imbalance that can be caused by a medical condition as well as drug, steroid, or alcohol abuse. Patients with pseudogynecomastia have only excess fatty tissue present that is the result of poor diet or a predisposition to fat accumulation in this area. Men should consider male breast reduction if they have one or more of the following:
|☛ Glandular tissue development||☛ Fatty breast tissue||☛ A lack of masculine chest contour|
|☛ Puffy nipple-areola complexes||☛ Anxiety about their body||☛ Embarrassment|
Male Breast Reduction FAQs
Q: Who is the ideal candidate for a male breast reduction?
A: Ideal male breast reduction candidates are healthy and have realistic expectations about their results. Patients seeking this procedure have either been diagnosed with gynecomastia or are dissatisfied with their feminine chest appearance.
Q: How do I determine which correction technique I need?
A: Dr. Hochstein will determine which technique or if a combination of techniques is required depending the cause of your enlarged male breasts. The goal of all Dr. Hochstein’s procedures is to achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Q: Will my gynecomastia return after surgery?
A: Depending on the cause of your gynecomastia, glandular tissue may reform following your surgery. If you have a hormone imbalance caused by a medical condition, it is important to have yourself monitored by a medical professional. Otherwise, a change in lifestyle may be required to maintain your results.
Q: What complications are associated with surgery?
A: Male breast reduction is a low-risk procedure. However, complications such as excess bleeding, infection, and fluid retention can occur. You should carefully monitor your recovery and contact your doctor if any problems occur.