Gynecomastia Treatment in Atlanta, GA
Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Surgery
Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in men and boys caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone hormones. It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Boys going through puberty and older men may develop gynecomastia due to abnormal changes in hormone levels, though other causes, such as extreme weight loss, may also exist.
Options for Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Male breast reduction surgery is not different in procedure than in women, though the amount of tissue removed is typically much smaller. The incision is nearly undetectable because it is located near the armpit or on the rim of the areola.
Surgical options may include liposuction and/or direct excision of extra tissue through the smallest necessary incision. Your doctor will take measurements and discuss your specific treatment with you in-depth so that you will be able to look forward to increased confidence and comfort after your breast reduction surgery.
Candidates For Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery is a common procedure for both men and boys with gynecomastia. This condition, while not typically serious, often leads to embarrassment and can limit one's participation in various activities, including sports and intimacy. If you're experiencing discomfort or embarrassment due to this condition, male breast reduction is a viable solution.
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Male breast reduction for gynecomastia is typically conducted as an outpatient surgical procedure under anesthesia. We recommend wearing a surgical vest to alleviate swelling and promote skin contracture post-surgery. You should return to non-strenuous activities within 5-7 days. Your doctor will provide comprehensive pain management details during your consultation. To learn more about male breast reduction or to schedule your consultation, schedule an appointment today.