Feeling confident in your skin is important to psychological health and in many cases can have an effect on physical health too. Gynecomastia, male breast enlargement can make any boy or man feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in his own skin.

This condition is an endocrine disorder, which typically develops during puberty. It is not unusual for upwards of 70% of boys to have some gynecomastia development during puberty. Fortunately, roughly 75% of those cases resolve within two years of onset as testosterone production naturally increases. And with normal muscular development the chest takes on the desired masculine look.  However, in some cases, Gynecomastia is associated with medical conditions such as Klinefelter syndrome, some cancers and disorders of the endocrine system. These medical conditions may be managed short-term with medications. However, after a two-year period the medications are no longer effective. This is when it becomes appropriate to seek a qualified plastic surgeon.

 Later in life the condition can occur as testosterone production declines.

Male breast reduction surgery is the only way to effectively deal with Gynecomastia. Removal of fatty tissue, glandular tissue and excess skin is most often required. Sometimes it is also necessary to reduce the areola. Sculpting and redefining the chest for a firm, flat appearance restores a man’s confidence immediately. The procedure can be safely done on a healthy male of any age beyond puberty.

Always schedule a consult with the finest surgeons and select the one you feel most comfortable with whom you trust will give you the look you wish to achieve. Next summer you’ll be able to remove your shirt and hit the beach with great confidence.

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