Treatment Options for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is the medical term for “man boobs”. It is a medical condition resulting from a hormonal imbalance which causes excess growth of the breast tissue in men.
This causes the appearance of female-like breasts which, understandably, can cause a great deal of concern and embarrassment for many men.
Our gynecomastia New York and NYC offices at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York give patients experienced surgeons who are happy to discuss treatment options in detail during your private consultation.
Causes of Gynecomastia
Because gynecomastia can occur for a number of reasons, the best treatment approach will depend on the cause. For this reason, our gynecomastia surgeons generally recommend that any underlying cause first be determined.
For some men, gynecomastia is the result of certain medications like anti-anxiety medications and tricyclic antidepressants. In these cases, stopping these medications and switching to another may be the best option.
Several health conditions, such as hyperthyroidism, can also result in gynecomastia and the treatment approach may then involve treating the condition.
Gynecomastia may also be associated with alcohol use and the use of certain drugs such as marijuana, heroin, methadone and amphetamines and, in these cases, stopping these activities may be the best treatment approach.
Expert Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Our Gynecomastia New York Centers
Diet and exercise may also help to treat extra fatty tissue relating to gynecomastia to a small degree; however, most of our gynecomastia New York and NYC patients have found the excess breast tissue associated with gynecomastia to be resistant to such efforts.
In cases where no known cause can be found or gynecomastia persists, male breast reduction may be an option. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, our team performs a unique laser-assisted male breast reduction surgery to remove excess fatty tissue, glandular breast tissue and/or skin.
This may also be combined with laser liposuction. This unique technique can be performed with local anesthesia and involves minimal downtime and a fast recovery.
To learn more about gynecomastia and male breast reduction, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with our specialist team at our gynecomastia Long Island or gynecomastia NYC offices.