Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

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Between 50% and 65% of boys and men worldwide have overdeveloped or enlarged breasts. This condition, called gynecomastia, can cause some men to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. In some cases, men can undergo male breast reduction surgery. However, it is important to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia occurs as a result of an imbalance between the hormones androgen and estrogen. Although the male body produces a small amount of estrogen, when it produces too much or a man has low testosterone, it can cause larger breasts to develop.

Aside from hormonal imbalances, men can also develop larger breasts from being overweight and having excess fatty tissue. Several health conditions can also result in the development of breasts for men. These include:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Adrenal tumors
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure

In some cases, surgery may be a viable option to eliminate the excess breast tissue and improve the chest contour.

What To Know About Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Many men consider breast reduction surgery when their gynecomastia cannot be adequately treated with other techniques. This includes diet, exercise, and even a medicine-driven approach. If you have exhausted all other options, male breast reduction surgery can create a flatter and firmer chest.

Before surgery, you will need to ensure that your gynecomastia has stabilized. There is no sense in having the surgery performed if your body is still going through significant changes. This is one of the reasons why having a full medical examination conducted before the surgery is essential.

In a larger sense, you need to be a relatively healthy person who does not have any severe illness or medical condition. You need to be free of any health conditions or ailments that could impact your ability to heal properly as this could cause complications during and after surgery. It is also important that you do not smoke, as this, too, can impact your body’s ability to heal.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to find out more information about whether you are a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery, or if you would just like to discuss any parts of the process with someone in a bit more detail, please do not delay – contact our experts at Cosmetique Cosmetic Surgery Center today by calling our Miami, FL, office at 305-279-4700 to schedule your next appointment.

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