Gynecomastia, or the overdevelopment of  breast tissue in men, can cause deep feelings of shame or embarrassment for those who experience it. While some men may be uncomfortable discussing gynecomastia, growing awareness of the condition and better access to treatment options means it is no longer necessary to suffer in silence. Male breast reduction surgery is increasingly popular and has liberated countless men from the crushing emotional distress associated with enlarged breasts. 

Below, Beverly Hills male breast reduction surgeon A.J. Khalil explains what to know about gynecomastia causes and treatments. 

Causes of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia can result from a variety of factors, including hormonal imbalances, genetic predisposition, medications, and underlying medical conditions. Hormonal fluctuations during puberty can lead to temporary gynecomastia.

Additionally, conditions that affect hormone production, such as hypogonadism or hyperthyroidism, may contribute to the development of gynecomastia. Taking certain medications like anabolic steroids, anti-androgens, or medications containing estrogen can also cause gynecomastia.

Moreover, lifestyle factors may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity, which leads to more fat on the chest.

Identifying the underlying cause of gynecomastia can help determine the most appropriate treatment approach.

Treatments for Gynecomastia

One common gynecomastia treatment option is liposuction. It is ideal for many cases that involve excess fat deposits in the chest area.

Through small openings in the skin, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted to suction out excess fat tissue. It can effectively reduce chest size and sculpt a more masculine chest contour. Liposuction is particularly suitable for individuals with good skin elasticity and minimal glandular breast tissue.

In some cases where glandular tissue is the primary culprit or when liposuction alone is insufficient, male breast reduction may be more suitable. This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess glandular tissue from the chest through discreet incisions. This is often necessary for those who have severe gynecomastia. In some instances, Dr. Khalil may utilize a combination of liposuction and glandular tissue excision techniques to achieve optimal results.

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Left unaddressed, gynecomastia can significantly impact self-confidence and quality of life. By understanding the causes of gynecomastia and available treatment options, individuals can take proactive steps toward addressing this condition. Thanks to surgeons like Dr. Khalil, there is no reason to live with the lifelong shame of gynecomastia.

If you are struggling with gynecomastia, call us at 310.385.8601 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Khalil. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will discuss your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan.