More than 65 percent of all men will see some period of extreme breast tissue growth during their lifetime.
This condition, known as Gynecomastia, may last for a couple months, or it may last for many years.
If you suspect that you are suffering from excessive breast growth, but are still not sure, take a few minutes to answer the following questions:
Have you recently experienced any hormonal changes?
Because Gynecomastia can occur as the result of a hormonal imbalance, the condition is often seen in infants, boys in puberty, and in older adults.
Do you see signs of Gynecomastia on your chest?
Increased glandular breast tissue will be firm and protruding, similar to a woman’s chest, while fatty deposits are normally soft and saggy.
Are your breasts tender?
Gynecomastia can cause the breasts to be sore, the nipples to be tender, and the surrounding area to be painful, as well.
Are your nipples puffy?
A sign of Gynecomastia is a nipple that is puffy and erect. This swelling can often be seen under a shirt.
Ultimately, the best way to determine if Gynecomastia is present will be through a visit to your doctor. At this time, he or she will discuss your use of medications and review your surgical history. The physician may run tests to help diagnose the underlying cause of breast growth. Once the cause of Gynecomastia has been determined, the proper treatment can be established. In many cases, the excessive breast tissue will resolve naturally; it can also be addressed by treating the underlying cause.
Gynecomastia that does not resolve in a year may require breast reduction surgery to restore a flat chest. Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery provides the male breast reduction procedure at our private surgical center, located within our state-of-the-art building. Surgical treatment for Gynecomastia is performed on an outpatient basis, and requires only a few days of recovery. A tight, masculine chest can be restored with little to no visible scarring.
Is a male breast reduction the answer for your Gynecomastia needs? To find out, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at (281) 668-7370 and schedule a consultation today.