Gynecomastia Treatment in Shelbyville, IN
Male breasts, or gynecomastia, is a condition that can be both embarrassing and dangerous. Breast growths can occur in men of any age and sometimes signify a serious illness. Thankfully, gynecomastia is treatable with cosmetic surgery. If you're dealing with male breasts and interested in surgical treatment, please call (317) 364-4800 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Gynecomastia manifests itself as small areas of breast tissue around the male pectoral muscles. In some cases, these areas are typically smaller than two inches, but can grow large enough to take up most of the muscle.
Your doctor will likely be able to identify male breasts with a basic physical exam. Once it is determined that gynecomastia is present, the next step is investigating the cause and preparing treatment options.
Causes of Gynecomastia
Male breasts can often occur for no reason at all—especially in adolescents. This type of gynecomastia usually goes hand-in-hand with puberty and will resolve itself as the adolescent's growth progresses. For adult men, however, there are other causes of gynecomastia:
- Low testosterone levels
- High estrogen levels
- Certain medications (Steroids, antibiotics, androgens)
Male breasts can also be a common side effect of aging, weight gain and even rapid weight loss. More alarmingly, gynecomastia can be a symptom of several serious illnesses. In most cases, gynecomastia is benign and easily treated with cosmetic surgery.
Gynecomastia may seem impossible to overcome or embarrassing to discuss, but it can be treated with cosmetic surgery. Some hormonal treatments are available to reduce the appearance of gynecomastia, but surgery is the typically the most effective way to remove excess breast tissue in men.
Gynecomastia surgery functions similarly to liposuction, although it is focused on treating the affected areas. Anesthesia is commonly used and the procedure is performed as an outpatient operation. The procedure follows this basic outline:
- Anesthesia is administered
- A small incision is made
- The excess tissue is removed either through the incision or with a small tube known as a cannula
Because gynecomastia treatment is surgery, a small amount of recovery is required. The amount of recovery time varies from patient-to-patient and based on the amount of breast tissue being removed.
No More Male Breasts!
Gynecomastia is a difficult condition to talk about. But we're here to help. Gynecomastia treatment can restore your confidence and appearance.
If you are interested in treating gynecomastia with cosmetic surgery, please call (317) 364-4800 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center
Address302 Duran Dr
Shelbyville, IN 46176