Male breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that is performed for men who have gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition in which male breasts swell due to a hormonal imbalance. It all revolves around the reproductive hormones. Men who experience this swelling and increase in breast tissue have an insufficiency in testosterone. At the same time, their estrogen levels are up. The end result is large breasts that can look like female breasts. It’s an embarrassing problem that can make men extremely self-conscious. Male breast reduction surgery Boulder Plastic Surgery can address the problem.
What Happens During Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
When a man is bothered by his large breasts, a plastic surgeon can resolve the issue through a surgical reduction. Excess breast tissue and fat can be removed from the chest by a board-certified plastic surgeon. It’s an outpatient procedure that can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with intravenous sedation. Once swelling has gone down after the procedure, it will be possible to enjoy a flat chest.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
True gynecomastia is a hormonal issue. In some cases, it results from the normal fluctuation of hormones that happen to all boys and men at various points in their lives. When that shift in hormone levels is more pronounced, gynecomastia can result. Gynecomastia can also occur after cancer treatments. It can be a side effect from various medications, including heart medicine, medication for an enlarged prostate, and medication for some gastric conditions. Gynecomastia can also be a result of the aging process, liver failure or an overactive thyroid gland. It is important for a man to find out why gynecomastia has happened to treat any underlying causes. In addition to a male breast reduction, it may be possible to change medications or treat a health problem to ensure the breasts do not become enlarged again.
What About Weight Gain?
When men gain weight, their breasts can become enlarged as well. Even after the weight comes off, deposits of fat may remain in the breasts. If this is the case, liposuction can be performed in order to remove excess fat. If necessary, excess skin can be trimmed away as well to create a more masculine physique.
Talk to Your Plastic Surgeon About Male Breast Reduction
At Boulder Plastic Surgery we know how difficult it can be to suffer from gynecomastia. Our physicians can help you achieve your goal body. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in Boulder, CO.