Gynecomastia Treatment in San Francisco
Many men suffer from embarrassment and self-consciousness due to a problem with male breasts. Male breasts – or a male chest that appears feminine or over-developed – can affect men of any age and level of fitness. Unfortunately, most choose to try and hide their condition rather than seek treatment. However, their attempts often only cover-up the issue and cannot be of much help when it comes to a trip to the beach. For real, effective treatment of male breasts, our cosmetic surgeons in SF can create a more masculine, taut look with male breast reduction.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the growth of abnormal, large breasts in males. Despite common belief, it is due to the excess growth of breast tissue, not excess fat tissue. Therefore, it can be present even with men who do not have a lot of excess fat and are physically fit.
Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Newborns, boys going through puberty, and older men may develop Gynecomastia as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, though other causes also exist.
The exact causes of Gynecomastia remain uncertain, although it has been linked to high levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) resulting in low levels of free testosterone or the tissue responsiveness to them; a root cause is rarely determined for individual cases.
How is Gynecomastia Treated?
Surgical excision of the breast gland is the goal of male breast reduction and provides very long-lasting and reliable results. If excision is not performed, and liposuction is the main treatment, the recurrence rate may be as high as 35 percent. We will carefully analyze your situation during your consultation to determine the best treatment plan for your body.
This procedure has the best outcome when performed by a plastic surgeon who has a significant experience performing Gynecomastia surgery. Medication is hardly effective for mature Gynecomastia, which is larger than 1 inch in diameter, or in existence for longer than six months. Liposuction does not remove the breast gland and instead is used to remove the surrounding adipose tissue.
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