While it is true that the majority of plastic surgery patients are women, more men are seeking cosmetic surgery to correct one or several physical features that have bothered them for years. Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. George Sanders has seen a noticeable increase in the number of men requesting plastic surgery, particularly male breast reduction to correct gynecomastia, a medical condition commonly known as “man boobs.”
In this blog post, Dr. Sanders shares more information on gynecomastia and how it can be treated with male breast reduction surgery.
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by enlarged or oversized glandular (breast) tissue. The main cause of gynecomastia in men is hormonal imbalance. When a man’s body develops high estrogen levels, it will begin to produce more breast tissue, causing the chest to appear larger and more feminine. Gynecomastia can also be caused by certain medications such as anabolic steroids and blood pressure drugs. In other cases, gynecomastia is a result of certain medical problems such as kidney disease or hyperthyroidism.
It is not uncommon for men with gynecomastia to struggle with physical and emotional discomfort. Physically, excess and enlarged breast tissue can cause painful skin irritation, rashes and infection. The condition is also associated with low self-confidence and a negative body image. As a result, many men with gynecomastia withdraw from social activities and intimacy.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery with Dr. Sanders
If you are self-conscious or embarrassed by enlarged male breast tissue, Dr. Sanders encourages you to consider male breast reduction. Over his 30-year career, Dr. Sanders has helped thousands of men who struggle with gynecomastia enjoy a flatter and more classically masculine chest. Because each patient is different, Dr. Sanders customizes each procedure to achieve the desired results.
Dr. Sanders performs male breast reduction surgery at his Encino Surgicenter, an accredited surgical facility. General anesthesia is administered to keep the patient comfortable at all times during the procedure. During surgery, Dr. Sanders removes excess breast tissue on the chest. Loose, excess skin is removed and the areolas are resized as needed.
Following surgery, the chest is flatter and more masculine-looking. Patients often report feeling a boost in self-confidence as their feelings of embarrassment and emotional discomfort resolve. Many men are eager to take on more opportunities (personal and professional) thanks to this newfound confidence.
To learn more about male breast reduction, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders. Contact our Encino plastic surgery and med spa practice by calling 818.981.3333 or sending us an email today.