Clearing Up Confusion about Gynecomastia
- Posted on: Apr 30 2018
The serious conversation about gynecomastia is still relatively new. In the past, a man who had excess breast tissue was very likely to suffer from the constant worry that someone would notice. Men have had to contend with their internal battle while also, in many cases, hearing unkind words spoken about their appearance. Gynecomastia can be a serious problem not because it poses a health risk, but because it leads to a great deal of turmoil for most men. Here, we want to discuss the realities of this condition, including how to treat it.
Straight Talk about Gynecomastia
- Millions of men have excess breast tissue and are looking for answers.
- Patients do not need special biopsies or lab work to diagnose gynecomastia.
- Most cases of gynecomastia develop during puberty.
- Gynecomastia in puberty may go away on its own as hormones regulate.
- Certain medications may increase a man’s risk for enlarged breasts.
- Gynecomastia is not a weight issue.
- Excess breast tissue may occur in only one breast or both.
- Puffy nipples qualifies as gynecomastia.
One of the most important facts that men need to know about gynecomastia is that it’s not their fault. Furthermore, it is not something that they need to tolerate. Men of all ages are finding the resolution they deserve through appropriate treatment; and by appropriate treatment, we mean surgery.
The Gynecomastia Procedure
As the conversation regarding gynecomastia has evolved, we’ve seen this issue become more complicated than it needs to be. Many men waste valuable time trying to hide their breasts, trying to replace breast fat with muscle by working out excessively and trying to treat gynecomastia with herbal supplements and over-the-counter remedies.
Don’t complicate matters. Get proven treatment for gynecomastia from your San Antonio plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Schaffer. Gynecomastia surgery is a customized procedure that can improve the appearance of the breast in some ways. For example, a liposuction technique can eliminate excess fat tissue. Glandular tissue can be excised to reduce puffiness. Dr. Schaffer can also remove excess skin to improve appearance, and even resize the areolae.
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