Gynecomastia is a quite common condition that causes males to grow excess breast tissue. For many patients, it’s caused by a slightly abnormal hormonal balance immediately after birth or during puberty. It can also occur during adulthood if a man gains or loses a large amount of weight, or during the late middle-age years. For some males, the condition can be both uncomfortable and humiliating. If you or someone you love identifies as male but has grown breasts more commonly seen on females, a male breast reduction may be the right course of action.
It’s quite possible for a man to have gynecomastia and not know it. For some men and boys, there is just some extra fat on the pec muscles that diet and exercise won’t shrink. Others have puffy, prominent nipples. For some men, however, large breasts may grow in. In these cases, gynecomastia surgery may be the best option.
A Word About Binding
Some boys and men are so embarrassed by their burgeoning breasts that they try to bind them down flat. This is not a good idea, as binding the chest often can lead to restricted breathing and skin complications. If a teenaged person binds too tightly on a regular basis, it’s also possible to create a divot on the flesh of the ribs all the way around the ribcage. Undergoing a male breast reduction will eliminate the need for binding and allow you to avoid these unpleasant issues.
What Happens During Male Breast Reduction?
The details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual is unique. However, during a typical male breast reduction, laser liposuction may be used in conjunction with the removal of excess breast tissue. This may be done using a variety of techniques. Regardless of which method our surgeon chooses, you will be left with a smooth, flat chest in the end.
Learn More During a Consultation
Having excess breast tissue is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be crippling to a man’s self-esteem and social interactions. If you or someone you love is struggling with gynecomastia, schedule an appointment at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin. We’d be delighted to meet you, review your case and advise you of all available treatment options.
Proudly serving clients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas, Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers a variety of procedures, including breast augmentation, Smart Lipo, facelifts, eyelid lifts and tummy tucks. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Austin!