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Male Breast Reduction Can Help Give Your Body Better Proportions

Aug 27, 2008
Some men have deposits of excess breast tissue and fat in their breasts, giving their bodies a somewhat female form. While sometimes related to the effects of medicines or a hormonal imbalance, these inciting causes are not often found to be a factor. A root cause is rarely determined for individual cases, and most cases are a matter of bad luck!

Correction of this problem known as Gynecomastia is usually able to be accomplished with a procedure Liposuction. In rare cases, there is so much extra skin that this must be reduced as well as the internal deposits.

This is generally an outpatient procedure performed at a state of the art outpatient surgery center, requiring only 2-3 days of recovery time.

What is Male Gynecomastia?

Studies show that 30% to 60% of adult men will develop a condition we call male gynecomastia, or excessive growth of breast tissue, over the course of their lives. Although the condition isn't usually serious, it can be linked to potentially dangerous health problems, so the best advice is to see your doctor.

First, your doctor will do a simple physical examination, feeling the area to see if the problem is caused simply by excess fat. If so, he or she may recommend that you get some exercise and lose some weight. However, if your doctor detects an abnormal growth of glandular tissue, the next step is to figure out why.

Being overweight may still be part of the explanation. Excess fat tends to cause a man's body to produce more of the female hormone estrogen, which can stimulate breast tissue growth. In about one-fourth of cases, excess breast tissue from puberty doesn't go away as it normally would. In another fourth of the cases, gynecomastia is caused by such medications as hormone supplements, blood pressure drugs, or diuretics that either push up estrogen levels or block the production of male hormones. An equal number of cases are linked to more serious problems; for example, some potential causes could be tumors that affect the glands that produce hormones. And for the remaining cases, the cause is still unknown.

Usually, something can be done about the problem. If weight loss doesn't solve it, plastic surgery may be needed to remove the excess tissue from your chest area.

Having excess breast tissue may be embarrassing to you, but in most cases it is not serious and can be easily treated.
About the Author
Beverly Hills Physician is an online resource for male breast reduction in Beverly Hills. Learn more about this and other plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures at http://www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com/about/ and http://www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com/plastic/gynecomastia.php.
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