Male Breast Reduction: Understanding Gynecomastia

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: May 15, 2023

The chest is often a symbol of masculinity, and they’re often represented in media as strong, broad, and manly. However, some men may be concerned for their personal image because their chest has an increased amount of tissue. At first, those men might do their best to get into shape, fearing that their larger chest is due to fat.

However, those same men are likely to get into better shape but keep that additional tissue. This is because it’s not fat tissue at all; it’s gynecomastia. So what is gynecomastia, and how do you get rid of it? Well, let’s go ahead and take a deeper look into what gynecomastia is and how male breast reduction can help.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the body’s overproduction of glandular tissue in boys and men. This causes the chest to appear round, flabby, or breast-like. Gynecomastia is not dangerous. However, it can be distressing to certain men who want to maintain a typical masculine appearance. Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of hormones testosterone and estrogen. This imbalance is common in puberty, older men, and newborns. While gynecomastia can go away on its own, surgical removal is the only definite fix.

What is Male Breast Reduction?

As mentioned above, gynecomastia can go away in some cases but can often be permanent. In these situations, the only remedy is to surgically remove the excess glandular tissue that’s developed. This is typically done by a plastic surgeon as it’s technically a cosmetic procedure. The procedure starts with general anesthesia before an incision is made around the areola. 

The excess glandular tissue is removed first before an assessment of the chest is made. From there, the surgeon will decide if other steps are needed to achieve the desired look. Excess fat may be removed to further properly shape the chest, and loose skin may be removed if the gynecomastia has stretched the skin.

Chiseling the Chest You Deserve

Every man living with gynecomastia deserves to have the chest they dream about. It’s unfortunate that gynecomastia often is unable to be resolved naturally, but thankfully plastic surgeons can remove it for a desired look. That’s why Dr. Victor Perez with Renue Aesthetic Surgery provides male breast reduction for those looking to finally achieve that toned and masculine look.

Dr. Perez is a nationally and internationally trained plastic surgeon who works with the Veteran's hospital in Kansas City as the Chief of Plastic Surgery Services. So if you’re ready to ditch gynecomastia for good, contact Renue Aesthetic Surgery at 913-685-1108 today.

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