When to Consider Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

By on June 22, 2015 under Blog

When to Consider Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes a man’s breasts to swell to a size larger than they are supposed to be. This condition can affect men of all different ages and for a variety of reasons. Our medical team can tell you if male breast reduction surgery is the right solution for you, but it is important to know about the procedure prior to your consultation.

Medical Conditions as the Source of Gynecomastia

If you are experiencing abnormal swelling in the breasts, or if your breasts have always been larger than you felt they should be, an examination should be performed at our office to rule out any serious medical conditions. For example, certain types of cancers can be associated with enlarged breasts, in which case male breast reduction surgery should not be immediately pursued. Instead, the medical issue causing the gynecomastia needs to be addressed. Sometimes, the medical issues causing this condition are not as severe, such as an excessive amount of estrogen in the body that can be easily corrected.

Medications as the Source of Gynecomastia

Even if you are not currently experiencing medical issues, medications that you are taking can lead to gynecomastia. For example, sometimes the medications associated with epilepsy can cause this issue. An increased amount of estrogen can also contribute to the development of gynecomastia, such as from taking medications or supplements that contain a certain level of estrogen in them. In order to treat the breast enlargement, these medications will need to be changed or stopped.

When to Seek Male Breast Reduction Surgery

You may opt for this surgery when you have ruled out other medical causes of your gynecomastia, and when male breast reduction surgery has been deemed safe for your body by our medical team during your initial examination and consultation in our office.

Why Seek Surgery for Aesthetic Purposes

Feeling your best often involves looking your best. When you suffer from enlarged breasts, you may start to lose your self-confidence, which can lead to avoidance behaviors and cause you to become socially introverted, especially when it comes to exposing your body. Male breast reduction surgery can restore masculine chest contours and help you feel better about yourself and your body.

Schedule Your Consultation

Doctor Wendell Perry will assess your condition and will be able to determine if male breast reduction is right for you. We also offer male liposuction and other procedures, so we can create a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact Dr. Wendell Perry’s office today to schedule your consultation.