what is Gynecomastia?
The scientific term, gynecomastia, is used for male breast enlargement. This condition is one that can produce a female-like chest due to abnormally growing breast tissue. In many cases, gynecomastia is related to an unknown hormonal problem. It may also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, weight gain, or genetics. Men with this condition typically feel frustrated and anxious, most commonly in situations where the chest is seen, such as at the beach, pool, or at the gym. Our seasoned team of cosmetic specialists have been performing surgical breast treatment for men who have gynecomastia for many years with great success. It is known as one of the more common cosmetic surgeries for men at Plastic Surgery Vegas.
"Absolutely Amazing Doctor!!! I’m so impressed with the level and care associated with the performance of the surgery. My son had a procedure done by Dr. Silver that literally changed his and our life. Before the procedure my son suffered A really bad case of gynecomastia which cased major social issues for him, leaving me feeling helpless. It wasn’t until After the Surgery Doctor Silver performed our life’s changed. it’s like I have a new son who is confident, strong and very much satisfied with his look. We love this doctor and would not go anywhere else to have any other doctor perform such life changing surgeries performed! Pricing was very reasonable as well.Talmadge D."- M.D. / Google / Feb 26, 2020
"Absolutely Amazing Doctor!!! I’m so impressed with the level and care associated with the performance of the surgery. My son had a procedure done by Dr. Silver that literally changed his and our life. Before the procedure my son suffered A really bad case of gynecomastia which cased major social issues for him, leaving me feeling helpless. It wasn’t until After the Surgery Doctor Silver performed our life’s changed. it’s like I have a new son who is confident, strong and very much satisfied with his look. We love this doctor and would not go anywhere else to have any other doctor perform such life changing surgeries performed! Pricing was very reasonable as well. Talmadge D."- M.D. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
Gynecomastia treatment or male breast reduction surgery is a procedure for men with overly sized breasts that cannot be treated with medications or diet. If you are troubled by the appearance of your chest (but are at a healthy weight), you could possibly benefit from gynecomastia surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas. Adolescent teens may also benefit from gynecomastia surgery; however, an additional procedure may be needed later during adulthood if abnormal breast tissue continues to form. In your initial consultation, treatment considerations will be presented, including the possibility of undergoing surgery to correct the condition.
Male breast reduction surgery
Fat removal is usually utilized during gynecomastia surgery. While you are under general anesthesia, liposuction helps eliminate excess fat tissue from the chest wall. Next, any loose or wrinkled skin will be removed to create a taut appearance, and then the nipple area and surrounding areola will be placed into a more correct position. For most men, this technique requires an incision near where the glandular tissue resides. After the pockets of fat and excess skin have been addressed, the remaining tissue will be pulled and tighten.
Results after gynecomastia
Following your gynecomastia treatment, the chest will be secured with a compression garment to help control bruising and swelling. In advanced cases where a reconstructive approach was used, a small tube for draining may be inserted to assist with fluid. The results following gynecomastia treatment are immediately seen, and most patients are extremely pleased with the physical change. Any incisions made during treatment take several weeks to heal and scarring is usually barely seen. Once you have healed and received clearance from our office, you can continue to exercise and strength train, which will assist in complementing the surgical results.
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia develops in men when there is an imbalance in the hormones. In most cases, gynecomastia is linked to the long-term use of androgens and anabolic steroids. Gynecomastia may also be caused by certain medical conditions, like hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, and tumors, as well as some medications, such as highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, chemotherapy, and anti-anxiety drugs.
How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is excess breast tissue growth in the male chest, which can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness. Some patients may have false gynecomastia (also known as pseudogynecomastia) so we encourage patients to lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise plan before considering surgery. If you have excess breast tissue when you are at a healthy weight, we will perform an examination and tests to diagnosis gynecomastia. This may include a mammogram, blood tests, or a biopsy to look for other conditions, like an infection of the breast tissue (mastitis) or cancer.
Can gynecomastia be treated with exercise or medication?
Male breast reduction surgery is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn't approved any medications for the treatment of gynecomastia. While they aren't approved for gynecomastia, a few breast cancer medications (Tamoxifen or Raloxifene) may have limited effects. Upper body weight training to build the pectoral muscles cannot reduce the excess breast tissue and could make the breasts appear larger.
Will this fix puffy or pointy nipples?
Glandular gynecomastia can cause puffy or pointy nipples. If this is a concern for you, be sure to discuss this during your consultation. We will customize your surgical plan to select the best technique and incision pattern to improve your nipples. Large areolas may also be corrected during surgery for gynecomastia. It is crucial to be open with our team about all your concerns and wants in your initial consultation so we can ensure you get the best results.
Get rid of man boobs
If you are frustrated with the effects of gynecomastia, we welcome you to get in touch with our office to schedule a one-on-one private consultation with our team to learn more about our male breast reduction procedure at Plastic Surgery Vegas. After treatment for male breast enlargement (gynecomastia), you can stop hiding your chest at the gym and beach. We have assisted so many Las Vegas, NV men and have enjoyed watching them reclaim their confidence.