The Center For SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery is a cosmetic medical practice in Langhorne, PA that offers treatment for gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, often referred to as ‘man boobs’, is a condition where there is an excess amount of breast tissue in men or boys due to a hormone imbalance. It typically appears in boys during puberty and will sometimes go away in six months to two years. Gynecomastia can appear as early as 10 years old, but normally develops between 13-14 years old. In a certain percentage of boys, the condition will extend into adulthood. Gynecomastia surgery in Philadelphia is available to help reduce the size of the male breasts.
Why Gynecomastia Can Be An Issue
Gynecomastia is not an urgent medical condition, however men who have it can be at a higher risk for male breast cancer. Additionally, it can spark some pretty serious self-confidence issues. Boys as well as men may have problems coping with this medical issue. Not only can it lead to moments of embarrassment but it can also be painful. Males with enlarged breasts may suffer from rashes or chaffing. This can be painful and even cause bleeding. For some, the pain and embarrassment is so intense that they go to great lengths to hide the issue. Our doctors offer gynecomastia treatment or male breast reduction treatments for these men.
Gynecomastia Treatment: Male Breast Reduction Surgery
While technically men do have breasts, they do not have large breasts like women. The initial treatment includes weight loss however this may not always reduce the size of the breasts. Our cosmetic surgeons can remove the excess amount of breast tissue to cure gynecomastia when weight loss alone does not work. This surgical procedure can help men feel less feminine by making their breasts smaller.
If your breasts are too large and causing your physical or mental harm, you may qualify for male breast reduction. The doctor tailors this procedure to each patient. In general, it involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts of the male patient. If you are healthy and no other treatment has works for you, you may qualify for the surgery.
The Gynecomastia surgery process is simple. First, your doctor will put you under general anesthesia. Then the doctor will make small puncture-like incisions on the boarder of the nipple, under the arm, or in the breast fold. Since no two cases are the same, this part is custom to the patient’s needs. You will not feel any part of the procedure because you will be asleep. Lastly, the doctor will remove the excess tissue and close the incision.
The Benefits of Male Breast Reduction include:
- More clothing options
- More confidence when shirtless
- Feel more masculine
- Less stressing/puts your mind at ease
- No more back pain
- Creates a more masculine figure
See if you Qualify for Gynecomastia Surgery
If your gynecomastia did not resolve on its own or go away with regular diet and exercise, then you may qualify for treatment. Schedule a consultation today to discuss the issue with one of our expert cosmetic doctors. We offer the male breast reduction procedure at our top-of-the-line medical practice in Langhorne, PA. Call us or schedule an appointment online anytime.