Gynecomastia is the medical term for what most people know as “enlarged male breasts.” There are many causes of gynecomastia, including puberty, obesity, aging and various gender related chromosomal disorders. The good news is that there are surgical treatments for enlarged male breasts, so call the Plastic Surgery Institute for more information or to schedule a consultation. The most common treatment for gynecomastia is male breast reduction surgery. After a review of the patient’s history to determine the root cause, the doctor will determine whether surgery is the correct treatment approach. For instance, if obesity is the root cause, a doctor may recommend weight loss as a first step, and thereafter offer a surgical option to lift and tighten affected areas. So it is important to talk to a knowledgeable, experienced surgeon to understand your options as a patient.
For more information on male breast surgery to treat gynecomastia, call our Huntington Beach, Pasadena or Beverly Hills offices at 1.800.566.5473.