According to the National Institutes of Health, almost 70 percent of men in the United States experience the development of unwanted male breast tissue known as gynecomastia
Adult-Onset Gynecomastia 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.
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 Types Of Gynecomastia. Whenever gynecomastia strikes, Dr. Johnson can remove it and help give you the masculine look you want.
Teenage Gynecomastia 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.
Typically, a male breast reduction to treat Gynecomastia takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to perform. Visit our page Male Breast Reduction The beauty of using technology-assisted liposuction is that it’s done while you are awake and the downtime is minimal. Most of our patients go to work the next day.
Who Is A Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Any male in good health and is looking to reduce the size of their breasts is a good candidate for male reduction liposuction. If you have any pre-existing health concerns, are older in age, or taking multiple daily medications you may need to have a consultation with Dr. Johnson to see if you are an appropriate candidate. A pre-operative consultation is mandatory for all surgical procedures.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
Patients will have some minor swelling, bruising, and soreness but people with jobs not requiring heavy lifting can return to work immediately. Swelling and bruising tend to last about 2 weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment vest for about 2 weeks. The more you wear the garment vest the faster your swelling will go down.
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.