Reasons Men Choose Gynecomastia Surgery
For some men, gynecomastia can cause everyday tasks to be uncomfortable. Gynecomastia, or excess breast tissue in males, can cause both teenage boys and grown men to feel self-conscious when partaking in athletic activities and social activities. Thankfully, gynecomastia surgery can help to remedy this issue. Read on to learn more about this procedure and what to expect.
For men that have gynecomastia, there are several causes, including puberty and the hormone changes during that time. Also, aging is a factor which changes both hormones and fat content of the male breast. Medications, including anabolic steroids, can also be a factor. The reasons men choose surgery are typically due to self-consciousness about their breast size, especially in intimate situations or at the gym, swimming pool, or beach.
Dr. Wiener performs surgery that involves liposuction of the fatty component, along with direct excision of the denser breast tissue. Many people think that there is a specific gland sitting in the breast, but the entire breast is actually the gland. The breast itself is an mixture of both fat and breast tissue, and that’s why this procedure typically requires both liposuction and direct excision. This surgery can greatly improve self-esteem and turn an enlarged breast into a more masculine male chest.