When you typically think about breast surgery or anything breast related to that matter, the first thing that comes to mind is likely a woman getting this type of procedure done. However, with a condition called gynecomastia that is inflicting more and more male patients, Dr. George Philip Smith is treating men on a more frequent basis. So, what is gynecomastia? To help you better understand this condition, we have created a brief guide answering some frequently asked questions. Let’s take a closer look.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition caused by a hormonal imbalance in men that causes swelling to form in the breast tissues— leaving men with larger breasts in the process. Many weight training professionals who have used hormone-based steroids in the past suffer from this condition. However, just about any man who is going through a hormone imbalance.
What Does It Feel Like?
For many men with gynecomastia, they experience some swelling, tenderness, and even a mild amount of pain in their chest.
How Can It Be Treated?
Here at our office, Dr. George Philip Smith can treat your gynecomastia with a surgical procedure. During this procedure, the excess breast tissue will be removed to leave you with a more masculine looking appearance.
Is there Scarring?
One of the biggest concerns that many of our patients have is about scarring because they don’t want to be caught next summer with their shirt off and a big scar. Luckily, with most gynecomastia surgeries, there is minimal scarring just around the areola— that way your friends and family members never even have to know that you had the surgery in the first place.
Gynecomastia surgery is a safe, easy, and effective way to help men get rid of excess breast tissue. If you want to learn more about gynecomastia, contact one of our offices today!