When Gynecomastia Strikes
Living with gynecomastia, or unwanted male breast tissue, can make many men feel embarrassed and isolated. It's not something many men want to discuss, either. However, did you know that nearly 70 percent of men experience gynecomastia in their lifetime? While many of these cases develop in middle age or later, younger men and even boys can also develop unwanted breast tissue. Whenever gynecomastia strikes, Dr. Johnson can remove it and help give you the masculine look you want.
Between 50 and 60 percent of teenage and pre-teen boys develop unwanted male breast tissue due to the hormonal fluctuations of puberty when estrogen levels are high. There have also been studies that link the development of unwanted male breast tissue in adolescents to exposure to phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) found in personal care products such as shampoo and body wash. Hormone levels become more balanced over time, and most men develop a more masculine appearance in their early 20s.
Gynecomastia can develop in some men during adulthood, too. National Institutes of Health statistics show that around 65 percent of men experience gynecomastia between the ages of 27 and 92.
Adult-onset gynecomastia develops at this age as a result of hormonal imbalances but also because of certain medical conditions, genetics, the use of some medications and weight gain. Gynecomastia can also develop as a result of recreational drug use.
Living with Gynecomastia
Just because you develop unwanted male breast tissue does not mean a lifetime of dealing with it or never taking your shirt off. Dr. Johnson can help treat gynecomastia by removing unwanted fat from the chest through Smart Lipo. Smart Lipo also has skin-tightening benefits that leave you with a more masculine appearance.
Call Innovations Medical Center today to learn more about our treatment for gynecomastia. Call 214-643-8665 to schedule your consultation today.