Gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, is a problem that affects men of all ages. Gynecomastia can develop in men and boys for many reasons. Although gynecomastia is not usually tied to extreme health problems, men and boys who suffer from gynecomastia may feel less confident in their bodies and ashamed to show off their chests. Luckily, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) can help dramatically reduce the size and appearance of enlarged breasts and help men and boys gain newfound confidence.
What are the main causes of Gynecomasta?
Despite public perception, gynecomastia has a great number of causes that are unrelated to weight gain. Gynecomastia is caused by everything from alcohol consumption, to medications, to liver disease, to genetic predisposition. In some cases, hormones may play a key role, where an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone can result in larger than normal breasts.
Can Diet and Exercise Help?
A common question that patients ask our office is, “will proper diet and exercise help reduce the size of my breasts?” While a healthy diet and regular exercise are important to stay healthy and feel good, it may not fully eliminate your breast tissue. Exercising will help reduce fat and build muscle, but it rarely eliminates the glandular tissue that causes gynecomastia.
How Can Gynecomastia Surgery Help?
While cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular over the years, many men are still reluctant to seek out treatment. If you feel unsatisfied with your large breasts or have always wished for a more masculine chest profile, then gynecomastia-correcting plastic surgery may be right for you. Our most successful patients are in generally good health and near or at their ideal weight.
The key to a successful, comfortable, and satisfying experience is finding the surgeon. If you feel nervous about your procedure, the right surgeon can help you feel confident that you will soon get the results you envisioned. Our medical staff has years of experience in gynecomastia surgery, making us the right choice for men and boys in the Fort Lauderdale area looking to improve their appearance and overall happiness.
Don’t let gynecomastia keep you from feeling your most confident. No one should feel unhappy with the way they look. Begin your journey to a better body now by contacting the team at Weston Center for Plastic Surgery. We serve men and women in Broward County, Florida – including Fort Lauderdale – for a consultation.