Gynecomastia: what it is and what can be done about it

Shirtless White Man With Beautiful Hair is smiling and looking Men with excess breast tissue may find themselves extremely self-conscious about how they look when wearing more revealing clothing or spending time in public spaces without their shirts off. This excess breast tissue, known as “gynecomastia,” can impact one’s confidence. With plastic surgery solutions, many men can obtain a more defined chest area and remove unwanted fat and breast tissue from the area for a more chiseled and masculine appearance to the chest.

Understanding gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a medical condition that results in the enlargement of breast tissue in males. The cause of gynecomastia is often unknown, but it can be the result of an imbalance of hormones in the body, certain medications, or an underlying health condition. Gynecomastia can occur in one or both breasts and may be temporary or permanent. Men with this condition often want to learn about ways to address it as conservatively as possible.

What are my options for treatment of gynecomastia?

Treatment for gynecomastia typically involves surgery to remove the excess breast tissue. In some cases, medication may be used to manage the hormone levels in the body and help reduce the size of the breasts. During a consultation with Dr. Thomas Wiener, men can ask questions about their condition and determine the treatment most appropriate. Surgical removal of the breast tissue and fat is often performed through liposuction, which manually extracts excess tissue and reduces the appearance of the breasts. Men who have gynecomastia due to hormonal imbalances or changes may find hormone replacement therapy to be beneficial in addressing the issue without surgical intervention.

Am I a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

If you are a male and have enlarged breasts, it is important to see Dr. Thomas Wiener and his team so they can rule out any underlying health conditions before recommending cosmetic procedures. At Thomas Wiener Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, patients have the ability to learn more about their condition and speak to a provider about the best treatment options available. If you live in the community and are interested in finding out if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery, call the office at 281-488-5795 to request a consultation.

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