Male Breast Reduction Surgery for the Treatment of Gynecomastia
More men will develop gynecomastia ("man boobs") than will not. But that doesn't make it any less concerning! 90% of adolescent boys will develop male breast enlargement to one extent or another. And though it frequently resolves, it still persists in a great many men as they grow into adulthood. Gynecomastia should not be viewed as being something abnormal, but rather something that is common, albeit undesirable. The good news is that it is very treatable - male breast reduction surgery.
'Man boobs' are undesirable because it makes men reluctant to take their shirt off. Some wear two shirts everyday just to conceal it. Even thin men who work out regularly at the gym and otherwise have put the effort into developing bodies that would look good in tight shirts and sweaters cannot do so.
Gynecomastia can make men who are just a few pounds overweight look much heavier than they really are. Whether lounging around the beach or a pool, hanging out in jeans and a t-shirt, trying to fit nicely into a suit, or simply taking their shirt off, sufferers of gynecomastia just wish it would go away.
In the past, gynecomastia surgery - male breast reduction surgery was mostly done on teenage boys referred to plastic surgeons by their family doctor or pediatrician. In recent years, weight lifters that developed gynecomastia from steroid or supplement use also learned about surgical options from reading muscle magazines or from trainers at the gym. Today, male breast reduction surgery is a widely accepted and highly effective treatment for gynecomastia.
If you are interested in learning more about male breast reduction surgery in Los Angeles, contact the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Steven Teitelbaum at 310-315-1121.