Treatments for Gynecomastia vs. Pseudogynecomastia

Sexy topless handsome male model posing against blue sky.If you’re a man with excess breast tissue, you’re far from alone. At least 30% of males will develop excess glandular tissue to some degree during their life. While gynecomastia can present and resolve on its own during puberty, many men struggle with the condition throughout their lives. In addition to hormone-related gynecomastia, many men develop an increase in adipose (fat) tissue called pseudogynecomastia.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery have extensive experience addressing both conditions. So if you’re tired of hiding under loose shirts and want a more masculine-looking chest, read on to learn more.

How Can I Get Rid of Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen in men. Unfortunately, that means diet and exercise alone won’t get rid of this condition. Medications like tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors can be used off-label to treat gynecomastia, but many men don’t see the improvements they want or prefer to avoid side effects.

Surgical male breast reduction is the most effective and long-lasting solution for gynecomastia. This procedure removes excess breast gland tissue, tightens loose skin, and contours your chest for a more masculine appearance. The Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery providers have helped countless patients get rid of their gynecomastia for good with this surgery.

What Helps With Pseudogynecomastia?

Pseudogynecomastia looks very similar to gynecomastia but is caused by excess adipose tissue instead. Some patients with pseudogynecomastia can achieve the chest contour they want through weight loss and exercise. However, many are left with excess skin. Others simply tend to carry more fat in their chest, making their physique feel disproportional even after weight loss. If you’re at a stable, healthy weight but still have more adipose tissue than you’d like, our surgeons can help.

Rather than using a direct incision technique as we would during male breast reduction surgery, liposuction may be used to shape the area. Skin tightening procedures can also be performed as needed.

Schedule Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

Life is too short to wear a t-shirt at the beach. Whether you have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia, our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Christopher Williams and Dr. Jeremy Williams, can help. Call 303-706-1100 to book your male breast reduction consultation at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, Colorado.

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