Gynecomastia At a Glance
Gynecomastia is characterized by excessive, swollen breast tissue and fat in the male chest. In some men, gynecomastia causes breast tenderness, too.
Gynecomastia develops for several reasons. Hormonal changes — specifically, an increase in estrogen levels or estrogen levels that are out of balance with testosterone levels — are believed to contribute to the overdevelopment of male breast tissue. Certain health conditions and medications can upset the hormonal balance. Excessive consumption of alcohol and the use of street drugs or steroids are also thought to cause gynecomastia.
Although gynecomastia is usually not a serious health concern, it can be difficult to cope with the social implications of having oversized breasts. If you are self-conscious or embarrassed about your chest, Dr. Coscia’s expertise can be tremendously valuable to your appearance and confidence.
Male Breast Reduction Can Help
Dr. Coscia treats overgrown male breast tissue with breast reduction surgery. During the surgery, he creates incisions on the breasts and removes excess glandular tissue and fat. If needed, he removes excess loose skin.
The size and precise locations of the surgical incisions will depend on the severity of the case. However, Dr. Coscia always creates the incisions in inconspicuous locations for minimal scarring. He can also reduce the size of the areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipples), if desired.
With the proper aftercare, the surgical incisions usually fade to the point that they are virtually imperceptible.
Experience You Can Trust
As you consider male breast reduction, know that you deserve the expertise of an experienced gynecomastia surgeon. Dr. Coscia has trained extensively in the procedure and has many years of experience helping men like you achieve a chiseled chest and overall improved body shape.
To request more information about gynecomastia treatment, please call or email our practice today.