Men can develop excessive breast tissue. The condition is known as gynecomastia. It affects millions of men in the United States and can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
At Orange County Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Anthony Miller can perform gynecomastia surgery. It can improve the appearance of your profile and help you feel more confident about your appearance.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia can occur in young children, but the condition often disappears. Men over 50 can also develop the condition, especially after gaining weight.
Other causes of gynecomastia include:
- Use of or exposure to anabolic steroids
- Alcohol use
- Marijuana use
- Diseases, including chronic liver disease
- Hormonal imbalance, particularly if your estrogen level is higher than your testosterone level
The condition is rarely harmful, but it can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Male breast reduction surgery creates a more masculine appearance. You can feel more confident about your appearance.
Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Right for You?
Men who suffer from excessive breast tissue, are likely good candidates for gynecomastia surgery. Some of the criteria Dr. Miller looks for in clients include,
- General good health
- At or near a stable weight
- Non-smokers or men who are willing to quit to facilitate safe healing
- Men with excess skin and enlarged breasts
- Guys who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their chests
Dr. Miller will also ask if clients are able to follow his pre and postoperative instructions to ensure safe healing.
What are the Side Effects Associated with Gynecomastia Surgery?
There are very few risks associated with gynecomastia surgery. Some side effects are possible, like with any other type of surgical procedure. Some of these risks include excessive bleeding, poor wound healing, infection, and the like, but these are rare because this procedure involves small incisions.
The main risk is some loss of nipple sensation, but this is usually a temporary change, and the feeling returns after the affected tissues recover.
Contact Orange County Cosmetic Surgery Today
Contact Dr. Miller at Orange County Cosmetic Surgery in Hunting Beach, CA online or call the office at 714-379-9777 to schedule a consultation today.