Man Boobs (Gynecomastia)

Man Boobs (Gynecomastia)

​It’s about that time – time to shed your T-shirt and jump in the pool. If you’re already cringing because you’re not ready to bear it on the beach or take your shirt off the poolside because you don’t want anyone to see your chest, we get it.

Many men living with gynecomastia feel the same way; they want to cover up and hide. But, you can’t spend a Texas summer wearing a coat. For one, you’ll get heatstroke. For two, you have options with Innovations Medical to remove unwanted male breast tissue.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is medically defined as the appearance of a female-like breast in a male. The average person might call it “man boobs” or “moobs.” Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. When these hormones become unbalanced, breast tissue begins to grow. It can also be caused by genetics, weight gain, and recreational drug use.

Unwanted male breast tissue can develop in both breasts, or “bilaterally,” and as if developing unwanted breast tissue wasn’t enough, it can also happen on just one side. When unwanted male breast tissue develops on one side, it is known as unilateral – one-sided – gynecomastia.

Unilateral gynecomastia accounts for around 10 percent of gynecomastia cases.

Bigger Impacts Than Moobs

While gynecomastia happens to a lot of men – more than 75 percent of men will experience some form of gynecomastia in their lifetime, and while the tissue that forms isn’t dangerous, it still can be bothersome.

Many men living with gynecomastia experience:

  • Depression
  • Feelings of self-consciousness
  • Feelings of social anxiety

A study performed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons also found that men living with gynecomastia rated themselves as having a lesser quality of life than men who did not have unwanted breast tissue.

Men living with gynecomastia also were found to have lower scores for general health and were more often overweight.

How Does Innovations Medical Help?

If you’re tired of having a reduced quality of life because of gynecomastia or if you’re sick of feeling self-conscious about your chest and you don’t want to sweat out another summer undercover, you don’t have to. You can call Dr. Johnson at Innovations Medical for help.

We routinely treat men for unwanted breast tissue. Using state-of-the-art liposuction, we can remove unwanted fat and tissue quickly and discreetly. This means you can get the look you want without anyone else knowing you had a procedure.

Not only does liposuction help reduce the appearance of gynecomastia entirely, but it also provides you with another benefit: skin tightening. Our liposuction procedure causes skin tightening in the treatment area, which leaves you with a more defined look, too! Bonus!

Don’t live another summer in the shade. Call Innovations Medical to find out more about how we can help get rid of unwanted male breast tissue by calling us at 214-643-8665 to schedule your consultation today. Liposuction to reduce male breast tissue is performed at both our Dallas and Fort Worth medical locations.