Males of many ages may experience a condition called gynecomastia, where there is excessive development of the breast tissue. The condition often appears during puberty and goes away, but it may leave some males with overdeveloped breast tissue, or “man boobs.” The condition can be embarrassing and undermine self-confidence, but there is a method for treatment.
There are a number of potential causes behind the development of gynecomastia, which include genetics, hormonal imbalances, and chronic disease. There are four categories of gynecomastia, ranging from Grade I: Minor enlargement, no skin excess; to Grade IV: Marked enlargement, skin excess. The procedure can involve using liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue or surgery to remove and reshape excess skin tissue.
Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. John Porcaro to learn more about treatment for gynecomastia.
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