Male breast reduction surgery is on the rise, according to recent studies. The procedure diminishes the size of male breasts by removing extra tissue and sculpting the area. Although seldom discussed, having enlarged breasts is a relatively common condition among men.
In fact, this condition, also known as gynecomastia, affects between 40 to 60 percent of men, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Enlarged breast size in men can be caused by several factors, including as the result of fat deposits in the pectoral area, or the development of extra breast tissue.
Although many associate it with teenage growth spurts, it is far more than just an “awkward phase” — gynecomastia often lasts well into adulthood. In fact, among the men suffering from gynecomastia, as many as 30 percent are older men.
Gynecomastia can be caused by hormonal changes, or as a side effect of medication (such as certain antibiotics) and several medical conditions. During your consultation, Dr. Stephens will evaluate whether you are a good candidate for the breast reduction procedure and determine best course of action to achieve the results you want.
Besides the aesthetic issues that gynecomastia can cause, men with this condition may feel physical discomfort, have trouble finding properly-fitting clothes and experience low self-confidence or body issues as a result of disliking the appearance of their upper torso.
Statistics show that male breast reduction surgery is one of the elective plastic surgery procedures that has steadily been on the rise among men over recent years. If you are considering a breast reduction, it is important to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge and experience in handling gynecomastia and male breast reduction procedures.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Baton Rouge
If you would like to learn more about how breast reduction surgery can be used to treat gynecomastia, please contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens’ office, located in Baton Rouge, LA, at 225.767.7575. Dr. Stephens has been practicing in Baton Rouge since 1998 and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. You can also reach us via our online form. We look forward to hearing from you.