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Asymmetrical Gynecomastia: Dealing with Uneven Male Breasts

Get Rid of Man Boobs with the Help of Our Gynecomastia Surgeons

Whether you are a bodybuilder or a regular kind of guy, having one breast looking different from the other can be devastating. Even though you may not have female-looking breasts, as can occur with severe gynecomastia, when your chest looks different than it should, it causes emotional turmoil.

Our gynecomastia surgeons can help you feel confident about your chest again.

Patients can present with uneven breasts from puberty onward and is not always a result of true gynecomastia, or man boobs. Breast tissue can develop unevenly in both males and females and is usually due to hormonal issues.

However, for some teens (and adults over 50), gynecomastia can occur in both breasts or in one breast more than the other.

Treating Uneven Nipple Growth

The nipples can grow unevenly from two different angles: width or projection. When nipples grow unevenly widthwise, the nipple will appear wider and larger overall than the other. In extreme cases, the nipple size can cause the breasts itself to lean to one side or the other or even to hang down.

Our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team is highly skilled to handle enlarged or misshapen nipples in our gynecomastia NY surgical centers.

When the nipple grows unevenly from the projection angle, it will stand out from the body more than the other nipple. When looking down onto the breasts, the patient will clearly see a difference in the amount of distance the breasts stands out from the body.

This type of uneven nipple growth can also cause the breasts to lean or hang.

Pseudogynecomastia and Nipple Growth

In pseudogynecomastia, or false gynecomastia, fat in the breasts can accumulate underneath the nipples (sometimes unevenly) and appear to be gynecomastia. However, this type of male breast enlargement is not true gynecomastia and can be resolved through diet, weight loss, or liposuction.

It should be noted that men who are overweight or obese have a many times greater chance for developing true gynecomastia because excess body fat can cause abnormal hormone levels that trigger the condition.

True Gynecomastia and Glandular Nipple Growth

True gynecomastia can only be cured with surgical intervention to remove the excess glandular tissue which is to blame in cases of excess nipple growth in one or both breasts. Excess fatty tissue can be removed through laser liposuction (such as SmartLipo which the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team uses) as well as with manual excision of the breast glands.

The surgeon makes only one discreet incision to each nipple, along the bottom border of the areola, to keep your treatment a secret!

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