Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts.” An estimated 40 to 60% of men are affected by gynecomastia.
Men who are affected often feel burdened with a social handicap that causes deep and complex shame, embarrassment and feelings of humiliation.
In many circumstances, surgery presents the best option.
Gynecomastia is performed by eliminating fatty or glandular tissue from the chest area, which improves the shape and contour of the chest by making it flatter and firmer. It is often combined with other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty known as a tummy tuck, or multiple areas of liposuction.
Depending on your particular case, there are several different treatment options. If the male breasts are primarily caused by fatty tissue, liposuction is performed to remove unwanted localized deposits of fat
If the gynecomastia is caused by a glandular disorder, a surgical incision would be the method performed, and may be supplemented by liposuction.
If you suffer from gynecomastia, scheduling an appointment with an experienced plastic surgeon who can educate you about procedures, and put together a treatment plan based on your expectations are the first steps
San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Shaheen Javaheri has helped many patients with gynecomastia, and can help you, too.
To schedule your appointment to discuss gynecomastia with Dr. Javaheri at either his San Francisco or Berkeley offices, please call 415.923.3800