Gynecomastia does not typically pose any health risks on its own, but it can severely damage your self-esteem and quality of life. If you are a man with enlarged breast tissue, you may feel unhappy with your appearance, which can make it difficult to be confident in the social and professional aspects of your life.
Fortunately, many men with gynecomastia are good candidates a procedures which restores a firm, flat chest by removing the excess breast and fatty tissue. To schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with our board-certified Denver plastic surgeons, please call Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at (720) 457-4471.
Factors Contributing to Gynecomastia
Things that may be causing your gynecomastia include:
- Hormonal imbalance, especially in which estrogen levels are higher than testosterone levels
- Diseases, including chronic liver disease
- Marijuana use
- Alcohol use
- Use of or exposure to anabolic steroids
If you are using certain medications, please do not make any changes and do not stop taking your medication without first consulting your doctor. If you believe you have gynecomastia, you should consult your primary care physician to find out if an underlying condition or medication may be contributing to it. Only a qualified healthcare professional can determine the cause of your gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia may affect one side or both sides of your chest. In this condition, the glandular tissue behind your areola becomes swollen and enlarged, making it appear as though you have breasts. We know how devastating this condition can be for a man, and our experienced plastic surgeons can explain your options for restoring your confidence and a masculine chest appearance.
Restoring a Flat, Masculine Chest
For most men, there are surgical options for restoring your confidence and quality of life. Gynecomastia Surgery removes the excess glandular tissue forming male breasts. This procedure may also remove extra chest skin if it is present and sometimes additional liposuction in the chest is needed as well. You must first find out if you are a gynecomastia surgery candidate in a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
You must first work with your doctor to determine the cause of gynecomastia before you can have surgery to remove male breasts. If there is an underlying disease, medication or other issue causing the swollen breast tissue, you need to work with your doctor to resolve the problem. Male breast reduction surgery is performed only after we know the male breasts will not continue to swell and enlarge. By doing so, we ensure that your results are permanent and that any underlying health problems have been addressed.
If you are suffering because you have gynecomastia and are interested in male breast reduction in Denver, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery through the form on this page or by dialing (720) 457-4471 to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons.