Many of the male patients who visit our practice in New York City come by to ask about gynecomastia - male breast reduction surgery, which gets rid of excess breast tissue in men. If you are a male and have discovered your breasts getting disproportionately larger, you may wonder what is going on with your body.
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If you are a man who has started to develop breasts, it's natural to wonder why this is happening to you. Gynecomastia, or the enlargement of breast tissue within male bodies, can be alarming and embarrassing for many of the men who visit our New York City office for a consultation. Fortunately, the condition is generally nonthreatening and easy to treat.
Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue in boys or men swells and is not something that can go away with diet or exercise. According to the Mayo Clinic, 25% of men between the ages of 50 and 80 have gynecomastia. It is also very common for newborn boys to be born with breast tissue that will go away as they age or boys going through puberty to develop breast tissue that will also dissipate.
Gynecomastia is a condition where the male breast tissue becomes enlarged. Over half of adolescent boys have some form of gynecomastia during puberty, but in 75% of cases, it resolves within two years. Men who still experience gynecomastia in adulthood may struggle with low self-esteem and a compromised self-image.
One of the most embarrassing and emasculating conditions a man can face is gynecomastia - male breast reduction, or abnormally large breasts. Board-certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits is sympathetic to the self-consciousness that can accompany gynecomastia. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we offer treatment options that will remove your excess fatty breast tissue and restore your confidence.