Both men and women experience some growth of fatty and glandular tissue in the chest area. To some extent, this tissue is quite normal. For some men, however, excessive glandular tissue leads to the uncomfortable appearance of too-large breasts. No man wants to live with man boobs; but many feel they have no choice.
Most Common Causes
There are various factors that may bring about this condition known as gynecomastia. A hormonal imbalance is often the most common cause for teens and adult males. Obesity is also a common thread, leading to a predominance of the fatty portion of the breast (called pseudogynecomastia). Other causes, such as anabolic steroid use, may lead to an overgrowth of normal glandular breast tissue that is naturally present in male breasts.
Lesser Known Causes
Some of the lesser known causes of gynecomastia may include the use of marijuana or prescription medications, liver or kidney conditions or heavy alcohol use. What the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team have seen in our gynecomastia New York practices is that, much of the time, there can be an array of identifiable causes in a given case of excessive male breast tissue.
In some cases, gynecomastia will reverse on its own. When the condition has been present for two years or more, the likelihood of reversal is greatly diminished. Rather than live with the physical and emotional impact of enlarged breasts, men may seek a viable solution with our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team in our gynecomastia NY surgery center. Through surgical correction of gynecomastia, patients are relieved of the unsatisfactory appearance of man boobs, as well as the often painful emotional side effects.
Male Breast Reduction is the Answer
In our AAAHC-accredited gynecomastia New York surgical facilities, the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team removes excess fatty tissue with our unique laser-assisted techniques. Using these specialized techniques, we perform the procedure on a fully-conscious patient who has received local anesthesia. Laser-assisted gynecomastia treatment is safer because it results in very little blood loss and has minimal down time.
Surgical treatment for gynecomastia has come a long way. Don’t live with a condition that steals your self-confidence! Contact us today and we’ll help you develop a personalized plan to reach your best body.
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