If you have started to develop a feminine-looking chest contour, you may feel self-conscious that you have the appearance of breasts. The development of male breasts is common, with millions of men suffering from the issue every year. People with male breasts may have gynecomastia, a medical condition that leads to glandular tissue development in males. Others may have pseudogynecomastia, which is caused by fatty tissue around the areola. For many men, male breasts are a source of embarrassment they wish to improve. Understanding the cause of your poor chest appearance will help you prevent future problems from developing.
1. Poor Diet and Lifestyle
Many men who feel that they have feminine-looking breasts have pseudogynecomastia, a condition where excess fat accumulation causes their poor appearance. In these cases, stubborn fat deposits around the areola are due to a bad diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Men who are overweight or obese are more likely to have a puffy chest appearance. If you have recently transformed your lifestyle and lost a massive amount of weight, you may find that you still have this breast-like appearance left over.
2. Medical Issues
Gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia can be indicative of a more severe underlying medical condition. Glandular tissue develops due to hormone imbalances in men. These imbalances may be caused by tumors, pituitary issues, thyroid problems, or medications that are used to treat other medical issues. It is important to identify the cause of your gynecomastia before correction surgery to ensure that future problems don’t develop.
3. Steroid or Substance Abuse
Using steroids, whether prescribed by your physician or not, can result in gynecomastia. People who abuse alcohol, marijuana, or hard drugs may find that they develop pseudogynecomastia. While surgery can help treat the appearance of your chest, it is important to seek addiction treatment and to change your lifestyle because future issues will develop.
Reduction Surgery for Male Breasts
The good news is that no matter the cause of your male breasts, there are treatments to help you. Dr. Baker performs male breast reduction surgery on men who are looking to restore a more masculine and defined contour to the chest. He uses a combination of liposuction or excision techniques to eliminate unwanted fat, skin, or glandular tissue. In addition to treating your feminine chest appearance, Dr. Baker can recontour the chest, so it creates the more masculine appearance your might desire.
To see if you are a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker today. You can call our office at (305) 859-4729, or you can contact us online.