Correct Gynecomastia With A Male Breast Reduction
For men struggling with gynecomastia, a condition that causes them to develop enlarged, female-like breasts, regular activities like swimming, sports, and changing in the gym locker room can seem unthinkable. Gynecomastia treatment corrects enlarged breasts in men for a tighter, more masculine chest. For men that have thoroughly investigated the cause of their condition and have not been able to find a resolution, surgical treatment may be the right option.
Almost 60% of men will experience some form of gynecomastia in their life. While this condition is common, it can have a devastating emotional impact when it does not resolve itself. Men with gynecomastia commonly report having poor body image and a negative impact on their social life.
Gynecomastia is the result of hormone imbalance which can have a variety of causes, including regular growing, genetics, obesity, taking steroids, various medications, and aging. In severe cases, the large breasts caused by gynecomastia are composed of firm glandular tissue. Unlike fat, this tissue is not responsive to diet and exercise, making it virtually impossible to improve without a male breast reduction.
The type of procedure used depends on the extent of the correction needed. However, most patients require a combination of liposuction to remove excess fat and surgical excision to remove excess glandular tissue and skin. This combination provides the most correction to result in a tight, sculpted chest. After this outpatient procedure, most patients can return to work in a week or less.
If you or someone you know is suffering from life with gynecomastia, it is important to consult an expert. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Currently, Dr. Lohner is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last eight years. His office is located at [primary_address] in [primary_city], [primary_statefull], on the Main Line. Please call his office at [primary_phone] to schedule a consultation for your male breast reduction procedure.