Treating Gynecomastia With Male Breast Reduction Surgery

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If you are a man with excess breast tissue, you may be interested in learning more about male breast reduction surgery. This condition, called gynecomastia, affects as much as 60% of men across the United States. If this is something that you are personally struggling with, male breast reduction surgery may be able to help. Here is what you should know about this treatment option.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

There are many factors that can contribute to the development of male breasts, including obesity, significant weight loss, changes in hormones, and the use of some medications. While gynecomastia does not bother some men, others struggle with self-esteem due to the condition. Working with our plastic surgeon for a male breast reduction can help you get your confidence back.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

If you are interested in male breast reduction surgery, it is vital to understand the criteria used to determine candidacy. In general, those who may qualify for male breast reduction surgery include:

  • Men who are physically healthy
  • Men who have tried alternative treatments without success
  • Non-smokers
  • Non drug users
  • Men who want to improve the appearance of their chest
  • Men who feel less confident due to excess breast tissue

What Happens During Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Our surgeon will talk with you about your procedure. You will be under general anesthesia for the entire surgery, so you will not feel any pain while the procedure is happening. In some cases, liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the breast area. In other instances, surgery may include the removal of part of the breast tissue. Patients will often benefit from combining both techniques to create the desired look.

Schedule a Consultation Today

At UMASS Memorial Medical Group, our team is here to help you look and feel your best by providing you with quality care at every step. We know that considering male breast reduction surgery can feel overwhelming, and we believe that it is our job to keep you informed and comfortable every step of the way. Contact our team at your earliest convenience by calling (508) 334-5990 to schedule an appointment at our office and Worcester, MA. Our team can meet with you to discuss your options and determine if this surgery can help you reach your aesthetic goals.

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