Gynecomastia and You: Re-Gaining Your Self-Confidence

GynecomastiaSelf-confidence. If you have it, you know it. You are comfortable in any situation and feel good about yourself and your relationships. Confidence in yourself affects the way you meet your world.

However, if you are a guy living with gynecomastia – abnormal breast enlargement – physical intimacy and many physical activities may be emotionally debilitating and challenging for you. Perhaps you even avoid those activities out of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Perhaps you have tried rigorous exercise and dieting but have not found them effective in reducing the size of your breasts.

Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. It is influenced by a variety of causes including puberty, diet, hormones, obesity, aging and the use of steroids or certain medications.

Gynecomastia is characterized by excess localized fat and glandular tissue that can be present in one or both breasts. The symptoms of gynecomastia are swelling of the breast tissue and tenderness. Generally, gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, but it can be difficult to cope with.

  • What is the surgical option?

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is a specialized surgery that reduces breast size and flattens and enhances the contours of the chest. The procedure is technically called “reduction mammaplasty.”

  • You would be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if:

You are a non-smokers and non-drug user
You have realistic expectations
You are physically healthy
You are embarrassed by the size of your breasts
Your condition cannot be remedied with alternative medical treatments
Your breast development has stabilized

Following your surgery, Dr. Dunn will give you instructions for caring for your incisions. It is important that they are not subjected to excessive force or motion during the time of healing – so no excessive work outs!

During your consultation, remember to ask Dr. Dunn any questions you may have about what you can expect during the procedure and your recovery period.

Call for a consultation appointment, today: (508) 334-5990.

A new outlook on life and increased self-confidence await you!

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