Are you concerned that you may have gynecomastia? Let’s discuss some of the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for you. Gynecomastia is a common occurrence in older males. In fact, one-third of all men in the United States have gynecomastia. This condition is treatable and there are many options to reduce the size of your male breasts. Dr. Philpott at The Body Sculpting Center in Scottsdale, Arizona offers male breast reduction.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the swelling of the breast tissue in men that is caused by a hormonal imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. This condition can affect both breasts and may not affect them evenly. While this condition is not a serious problem, it can be difficult to cope with. Gynecomastia can be present in males at birth, during puberty, and in older men ages 50-69. These common age groups each have their own set of causes. At birth, babies may have enlarged breasts due to estrogen from their mother. During puberty, the influx of hormones can cause an unbalanced level of testosterone. Older men often see signs of gynecomastia and it affects 1 in 4 men.
What are the Symptoms of Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is often noticed in males who have swollen or enlarged breast tissue and have tender breasts. It is recommended that you see a doctor if you have symptoms such as pain, swelling, tenderness, or discharge from the nipple.
What are My Treatment Options?
Gynecomastia can be treated with a surgical procedures. This surgery is known as a male breast reduction. This procedure can be invasive and may take several weeks to fully recover from. However, if you want an immediate and long lasting fix, a breast reduction is worth it.
Are you ready to say goodbye to gynecomastia? Dr. Philpott at The Body Sculpting Center is ready to help you. Contact his office today to schedule your consultation.