What Causes Gynecomastia?

Man with gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the medical name for male breasts. A condition common in adolescence, many young men will see the issue self-correct as they age. However, for others, gynecomastia may prove a more complex issue to address.

The most common cause of gynecomastia is hormone changes. Additional causes of male breasts include:

  • Weight Gain
  • Inactivity/Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Illicit and Recreational Drug Use
  • Some Medications
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Certain Herbal Products

These causes of male breasts can often be addressed with male breast reduction surgery.

Surgery is not always a good fit for men with enlarged breasts caused by hormone fluctuations. The same is true for individuals whose gynecomastia is caused by a medical issue such as hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, liver failure, or tumors. During your initial consultation, Dr. Brueck will assess your candidacy for this procedure based on the causes of your condition.

Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction removes excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest. With this procedure, stubborn fat deposits can be eliminated and unnecessary tissue removed, helping to restore a masculine and well-defined appearance to the entire upper body.

Suitable alone, male breast reduction can also be combined with other procedures, such as tummy tuck and liposuction, to improve contours throughout the body. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Brueck will assess your areas of concern and help you decide on the right procedures for your needs.

Male breast reduction eliminates gynecomastia, but cannot prevent the issue from reoccurring. To maintain your results, you must avoid those things, such as illicit drugs and certain medications, which caused the condition in the first place. You will also need to commit to a more active and healthy lifestyle, complete with a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise.

 During your initial consultation, we can discuss maintaining your results in greater detail to help you plan for what’s likely to be a fantastic future.

Contact Dr. Brueck

Dr. Brueck is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. Thoughtful and attentive, Dr. Brueck knows how to create ideal contours to enhance the male body.

If you are considering male breast reduction or any plastic surgery procedure, please call 239-939-5233 and schedule a consultation today. We have offices in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral and welcome men living throughout Florida.

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