Men: Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Gynecomastia Surgery Any Longer

One of the most common cosmetic issues that men of all ages struggle with is gynecomastia. And not only is it common, but it is one of the most frustrating and embarrassing aesthetic concerns men can have.

Gynecomastia is a condition that results in enlarged breast tissue and excess fat in men. If you are a man who struggles with this condition, then you know that having “man boobs” can severely affect your sense of self-confidence. Luckily, gynecomastia doesn’t need to be a permanent condition for you; however, before you can get rid of your male breasts, you need to take the first step toward addressing this aesthetic issue, which is often the hardest thing to do. Below, we’ll explore gynecomastia to help you understand this condition better as well as discuss how you can have this treated so that you can achieve the manly chest that you desire.


What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance of testosterone and estrogen. This imbalance causes excess breast tissue and fat to grow and accumulate in the chest. Because this condition is caused by hormones, many boys develop gynecomastia as they go through puberty. While some men’s bodies regulate their hormones after puberty, other men’s bodies do not, which causes their gynecomastia to continue on through the rest of their lives.


How to Treat Gynecomastia?

Many men believe that since gynecomastia is caused (partially) by excess fat in the chest that they can simply lose that weight. Unfortunately, because gynecomastia is ultimately caused by hormones, this condition is not affected by normal diet and exercise. Because of this, surgery is the only way to correct this condition for men.


How Is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction surgery) can be performed either through liposuction, tissue removal, or a combination of both. If your condition is caused only by excess fat in the chest, then liposuction can be used to permanently remove the fat. For this procedure, a small incision will be made in the target area. A cannula (a thin tube) will be inserted through the incision to loosen subcutaneous fat. Once the fat is loosened, it will be suctioned out of the body through the cannula. If your gynecomastia is the result of excess breast tissue, then Dr. Hotchandani will surgically remove the excess tissue to give you a more contoured chest appearance. Since many men struggle with both excess fat and tissue, a combination procedure of both liposuction and tissue excision is often used. For men with extreme gynecomastia, excess skin may be surgically removed and the nipple-areolar complex may be adjusted to a more natural position.


Why Have Gynecomastia Surgery Now?

If you are a man who struggles with gynecomastia, then it goes without saying that this condition can cause you to feel embarrassed constantly. For many men, gynecomastia keeps them from enjoying some of their favorite activities (like swimming) or participating in social gatherings (especially at the beach or pool). Some men feel self-conscious during intimate times with their partners. However, after gynecomastia surgery, you don’t need to worry about what clothing you wear or whether you should participate in activities with your friends. Now, you can take your shirt off and relax, knowing that you have the masculine appearance you’ve always wanted. 


At your consultation for gynecomastia, Dr. Hotchandani will be able to evaluate your condition to develop a surgical plan for you. Summer is only a few months away. Don’t you want to make the very best of it with your new manly aesthetic? Schedule your consultation today and begin your road to a new you!

For more information about gynecomastia or to schedule a consultation, please call our Green Bay location at 920-497-9996 or our Appleton location at 920-738-6666. You may also contact us online!