Posted on November 6, 2020 in Gynecomastia
Male breast enlargement, known as Gynecomastia, is a condition in which men develop excess chest tissue that is more breast-like in nature. This condition is usually treated with surgery to reduce the mass of the tissue in the breasts. Although there are some non-surgical options for gynecomastia treatment, they do not always correct the problem. On the other hand, surgery for Gynecomastia offers an immediate solution and can eliminate the breast tissue, improving the chest’s masculine look.
Non-surgical Treatment Options
There are various non-surgical approaches to male breast reduction. Some of the methods include:
- Dieting and exercising. Maintaining a proper diet and exercise can help balance hormones and burn fat tissue.
- Stopping the use of drugs or steroids. Steroids and certain drugs can increase the risk of male breast enlargement.
- Reducing alcohol intake. Alcohol intake can increase the risk of male breast enlargement.
- Hormone treatments. Hormonal imbalances lead to male breast development, and hormone balancing treatment options may help to minimize the appearance of breast enlargement.
- Losing weight. Losing weight may help to decrease the size of the breast. This may work well for men who need to lose a lot of weight, but may not eliminate all of excess breast tissue.
For some men, these non-invasive treatment options may work to reduce the appearance of the breast. However, many men who suffer from moderate to severe Gynecomastia may find these options unsuccessful for correcting the excess tissue.
Weight loss will not result in exclusive loss of chest fat. Often, men with Gynecomastia can lose weight but not see any significant reduction in their breast size. That’s because the excess breast tissue is made of more than just fat—it also includes muscle and glandular tissue.
If you are suffering from having a feminine chest and wish to fully remove excess breast tissue, you will need to have breast reduction surgery. This surgery provides permanent results and is highly effective at contouring and making the chest appear more masculine. There are several different kinds of surgery and incision types, which depend on your unique condition and desired result.
One of the most common ways this condition is treated is liposuction. Other treatment options include excision, where larger amounts of glandular tissue are needed to be removed. No matter what technique is used, surgery helps to contour a more masculine chest. Men who have undergone these various treatments report having reduced anxiety and embarrassment, as well as a more positive body image.
Gynecomastia Treatment in Troy
If you are looking for either surgical or non-surgical treatment option for your Gynecomastia, please give Dr. Ellen A. Janetzke a call today. She is well experienced with Gynecomastia. When you make an appointment for a consultation, she will discuss exactly what options you have and what you can expect after recovery. Dr. Ellen and the dedicated team at Ellen Plastic Surgery will alleviate any fears you have and show you how an effective gynecomastia treatment plan can help you look like the man you are.
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