Gynecomastia is a condition in which a man develops excess breast tissue. In some cases, diet and exercise can remedy this fat. In other situations, however, this fat is stubborn and grows over time.
Gynecomastia can happen at any age, but it may be more common during puberty or as a man ages. Hereditary conditions, endocrine disorders, chronic diseases, tumors, or certain drugs ― like antidepressants, blood-pressure medications, or steroids ― may also cause the condition.
The condition can develop on one or both breasts, and in severe cases, it can even cause the chest to sag or stretch, which may lead to a displacement of the nipples.
Surgery, liposuction, or a combination of the two may be used to treat gynecomastia in men.
The reasons for surgery are twofold: The first goal is to reconstruct the contour of the chest. The second goal is to determine if there are any suspicious lumps in the chest that might be cancerous.
In the procedure, Luis A. Viñas, MD uses a minimally invasive approach to reduce any excess fat, skin, or glandular tissue. Doing so prevents the unnecessary removal of tissue that could cause a deformity. It also helps to reduce scarring, swelling and recovery time. Any scarring is usually small and inconspicuous.
While you can see immediate results with gynecomastia surgery, you’ll enjoy the full benefits after about three to six months.
Like any other plastic surgery procedure, results are not guaranteed. Luis A. Viñas, MD, however, is skilled in shaping and contouring, so you end up with your desired outcome.
In some cases, you might need a second surgery to address any complications or to further structure and reposition tissue or skin.
If an underlying medical condition is causing gynecomastia, it’s important to address this condition with your primary physician, as breast tissue can regrow and compromise the results of your surgery. If you’re prone to gaining weight in the chest area, you should also work to maintain your weight to avoid this.
Since hormones play a significant role in the development of male breast tissue, The staff can help you decide what steps to take to remain healthy and enjoy your new and improved chest.
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*individual results may vary