Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “women-like breasts”. Though this oddly named condition is rarely talked about, it’s actually quite common.
Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. It may occur transiently in newborns. Half or more of adolescent boys have some breast development during puberty. Gynecomastia may arise as an abnormal condition associated with disease, such as Klinefelter syndrome, or metabolic disorders, as a side-effect of medication, or as a result of the natural decrease of testosterone production in older males. In adolescent boys, the condition is often a source of psychological distress; however, 75% of “pubertal gynecomastia” cases resolve within two years of onset without treatment.
Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect only one breast or both. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast over development, there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases.
For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
If you’re considering surgery for male breast reduction, you have come to the right place.
We at La Fontaine Source De Jeunesse Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Toronto offers only top doctors specializing in male breast reduction. You are assured to have a confidential consultation where you will learn when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect with your surgery. Your highly experienced, certified doctor will answer any questions you may have as well as discuss the best surgery according to your situation.
If you’re considering surgery to correct gynecomastia, you have come to the right place. At La Fontaine Source De Jeunesse Cosmetic Surgery Centre, you can be assured that your consultation will be comfortable, informative and discreet. It is our intention that this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure–when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect.
Your meeting with one of our certified and highly experienced doctors will answer all of your questions, and leave you feeling confident in your decision. Your doctor will guide and support you through your decision and procedure from beginning to end.
Please be sure to ask your doctor if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.
Gynecomastia Correction Surgery can best be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. Surgery may be discouraged for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to lose weight. Also, individuals who drink alcohol beverages in excess or smoke marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. These drugs, along with anabolic steroids, may cause gynecomastia. Therefore, patients are first directed to stop the use of these drugs to see if the breast fullness will diminish before breast reduction surgery is considered an option.