An embarrassing condition that can occur for men is that of enlarged breasts, medically known as “gynecomastia.” This condition can be addressed with liposuction through male breast reduction. Male breast reduction is achieved with the help of our board-certified plastic surgery,v Our plastic surgeon can evaluate one’s condition and make recommendations to help them reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts and improve overall self-confidence, especially in situations where men are shirtless.
What causes gynecomastia?
Male breasts typically appear when there is an increase in estrogen and a decrease in testosterone at times where hormonal imbalances can occur. Other reasons why this condition may develop include:
- During puberty as hormone levels are changing
- Taking certain prescription medications that can cause breast enlargement as a side effect
- Abuse of alcohol and street drugs
- The use of certain herbal products
- Cirrhosis and liver failure
What is done to address gynecomastia?
A male breast reduction is typically performed surgically to address gynecomastia, and liposuction is often the treatment of choice. Liposuction is a method of removing unwanted fat from a specific area of the body. While it is more commonly used for reducing fat in the midsection, on the flanks, and on the upper arms and legs, it can also be used in treating gynecomastia. A wand-like device referred to as a cannula is attached to a vacuuming machine and inserted into the breast area to suction out extra fat cells. In doing so, it lessens the appearance of male breasts.
Why choose liposuction?
Liposuction is routinely used in the treatment of gynecomastia and continues to be the more popular option for men seeking breast reduction. Our team can evaluate a patient to determine if he is a good candidate for this or other cosmetic procedures.
Interested in liposuction for the treatment of gynecomastia?
If you feel self-conscious about your appearance due to fat in the breast area, it is a good idea to take time to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Joseph C. Berardi to determine if liposuction is right for you! Contact our Scottsdale, AZ office at 8900 East Bahia Drive, Suite #110 to request an appointment by calling (480) 397-0711.