Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery, often known as male breast reduction surgery, is a treatment used to treat excessive male breasts. You are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery if your condition cannot be treated with alternative treatment options or if you are a healthy individual without a life-threatening sickness or medical conditions that can interfere with healing. If you think you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Joanna Partridge and her team at Partridge Plastic Surgery can help. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you.
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Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by the enlargement of male breast tissue. This phenomenon can occur in newborns, adolescents, and adult males, and it occurs when the glandular tissue in the breasts grows larger than the surrounding fatty tissue. While the condition is generally not harmful to one’s overall health, men with gynecomastia may experience emotional distress and physical discomfort which may make them a candidate for gynecomastia surgery.
At Partridge Plastic Surgery, our team of experts would be happy to consult with you and answer any questions that you have about gynecomastia surgery. Contact us today for more information or book in online to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes the breast tissue in males to become abnormally enlarged. As a result, it can give the appearance of female-like breasts.
This condition can occur in males of all ages, from newborns to elderly men, and there are several possible causes including hormonal imbalances, obesity, use of certain medications or drugs, and medical conditions such as liver disease. In some cases, the exact cause of gynecomastia may not be clear, but the effects are felt the same nonetheless.
Gynecomastia can cause both physical and psychological distress in affected people. Physical symptoms may include breast tenderness and pain, while psychological symptoms may stem from embarrassment or self-consciousness caused by the condition.
There are several causes of gynecomastia, ranging from hormonal imbalances to certain medications and medical conditions.
However, the most common cause of gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance, where there is an increase in estrogen (female hormone) levels and a decrease in testosterone (male hormone) levels. This hormonal imbalance can occur during puberty, causing gynecomastia in adolescent males, and in older men as they age.
Other medical conditions that can cause gynecomastia include liver disease, kidney failure, low thyroid hormone levels, and tumors.
Certain medications, such as antipsychotic drugs, antibiotics, and medications used to treat prostate cancer, can also increase your of developing this condition.
Lifestyle factors, such as alcohol and drug use, can also contribute to the development of gynecomastia. Alcohol, for example, can disrupt normal hormone production, leading to increased levels of estrogen. Drug use, including the use of marijuana and anabolic steroids, can also increase your likelihood of developing this condition.
There are many reasons why a man may consider gynecomastia surgery.
For one, this surgery can help men restore their physical appearance. By removing the excess fatty tissue or glandular tissue, men can achieve a flatter and more masculine chest contour which can enhance their overall appearance and improve their self-confidence.
The second reason is to improve their quality of life, as men that suffer from gynecomastia often feel self-conscious and avoid social situations or activities that require them to take their shirts off. With gynecomastia surgery, they no longer have to hide their chests or feel ashamed of their bodies. They can confidently participate in activities such as swimming, sports, and going to the beach without feeling uncomfortable.
The last reason is to minimize the chance of future health issues related to gynecomastia. In some cases, this condition can be a sign of an underlying health condition such as hormonal imbalances or breast cancer. By undergoing surgery and having the glandular tissue removed and analyzed, men can reduce their risk of developing future health problems.
A good candidate for gynecomastia surgery is someone that has been diagnosed with genuine gynecomastia by a qualified physician. It’s essential that the patient is fully aware of their condition and understands the procedure, possible risks, and outcomes.
In addition, a good candidate should be in overall good health, have realistic expectations about the surgery’s results, and maintain a stable weight.
Men who have tried weight loss and exercise programs to address gynecomastia with limited success may also be good candidates for surgery. In some cases, men may develop gynecomastia due to medications, which can’t be discontinued, making surgery the only option.
Another essential factor is the patient’s emotional state. Good candidates shouldn’t have unrealistic expectations about the outcome of this surgery, and it shouldn’t be viewed as a magical solution to all their problems. Instead, it should be viewed as a way to improve their self-confidence and body image while still adhering to a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re considering gynecomastia surgery and are wondering if it’s the right option for you, contact us or book in online to schedule a consultation. Our experienced surgical team would be happy to answer any questions that you have and get you all the information you need to feel confident moving forward. We have convenient locations in Princeton, NJ and North Brunswick, NJ. We serve patients from Princeton NJ, North Brunswick NJ, Milltown NJ, Clyde NJ, New Brunswick NJ, Edison NJ, Sayreville NJ, Rocky Hill NJ, and surrounding areas.