Understanding Male Breasts
- Posted on: Apr 15 2018
Just a decade or so ago, there was no real conversation around gynecomastia or male breasts. Historically, men with breast tissue that leaned toward the feminine in appearance would suffer needlessly. If you are a man with enlarged breasts, you may know exactly what we’re talking about. You may have tried to exercise your breasts into a more masculine shape. You may have worn compression garments or loose clothing or, if your self-consciousness has been severe, you may have become somewhat isolated due to worry that your breasts will be noticed. You don’t have to live like this. Here, we want to set the record straight about gynecomastia and what you can do about it.
Gynecomastia Details to Know:
- Gynecomastia currently affects millions of men and men of all ages.
- Many cases of gynecomastia originate in puberty and do not resolve once a man reaches adulthood.
- Diagnosis does not rely on any special testing, such as lab work or biopsy.
- The risk of gynecomastia may increase with certain medications and drugs, including marijuana.
- Excess male breast tissue is typically not related to being overweight. A man can lose weight and still have enlarged breasts.
- Puffy nipples are a type of gynecomastia that, while mild, can cause severe self-consciousness.
Of all the details related to gynecomastia, one that is vital for a man to know is that he is not at fault for his physical condition. You can’t diet or exercise away gynecomastia. Professional treatment is necessary to return masculine contour to the chest.
In our New York City practice, there are two ways that gynecomastia can be approached. In some situations, surgery is the most appropriate process of removing excess tissue. Liposuction surgery can eliminate unnecessary fat cells, while swollen glandular tissue may need to be excised. Surgery is straightforward and permanently eliminates redundant tissue.
Through clinical research, Dr. Shridharani has discovered that some cases of gynecomastia can be treated non-surgically. Using the Surgery in a Syringe protocol that he carefully developed, Dr. Shridharani targets fat cells with Kybella. Treatment may be conducted over a series of appointments which introduce deoxycholic acid to the breasts to incite expedited metabolism of unwanted cells.
Learn more about the proper treatment for gynecomastia. Call Luxurgery at (212) 508-0000.
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