Male Breast Reduction
From Dr. William Palin
Are you embarrassed to take off your shirt at the beach? Do you feel that, where you would like to have firm, tight pectoral muscles, you have what could almost be considered breasts? If you do, do not feel alone. This condition is called gynecomastia and it affects between 40% and 60% of the male population. It tends to become more pronounced when men get over the age of 50. Of course, these days, men over the age of 50 can still remain in excellent condition and not being able to take off your shirt at the beach or feeling insecure around your partner can have tremendously detrimental psychological effects.
No matter how long you have suffered with this condition, there are options. You can have the chest that you want. This procedure is not, however, recommended for teenagers or younger people, as the excess tissue that they have on their chests will likely resolve itself over time. That being said, there are some cases where teenagers have such issues with gynecomastia that having a procedure done during those years is recommended.
|Many men have gynecomastia – enlarged, female-like breasts – caused by excess fat or glandular tissue (or both).||Fatty tissue can be removed by liposuction. A small, hollow tube is inserted through a tiny incision, leaving a nearly imperceptible scar.|
|Glandular tissue must be cut out, usually through a small incision near the edge of the areola.||Following surgery for gynecomastia, the patient has a more masculine chest contour.|
How Do I Know?
There’s no known cause of gynecomastia. There are believed to be some links between certain drugs and this condition, but this is not firmly established. The fact is, however, that this condition affects men psychologically in very negative ways and that it can significantly diminish the quality of life for men who never get it resolved.
Dr. William Palin has the surgical expertise, knowledge of the latest techniques and the aesthetic sensibilities that allow him to successfully resolve gynecomastia issues for his male patients. Don’t be embarrassed to get this condition treated. As was stated, over half of men likely suffer with this condition to some degree. There’s no reason that you shouldn’t take advantage of what cosmetic surgery offers and get it resolved.