What Causes Male Breast Enlargement?

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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.

The truth is, there are several potential reasons for gynecomastia. The condition is fairly common among young men during puberty as their hormones change, and will often correct itself within a period of a few years. Among older men, hormonal changes can play a big part as well. Men tend to lose testosterone and gain estrogen as they approach middle age, which can increase the size of the breasts.

 In many cases, however, enlarged breast tissue is likely due to one of a number of outside factors:male breast reduction

  • Medications, especially ones that affect testosterone levels
  • Abuse of drugs or alcohol
  • Hypogonadism or other testosterone disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Liver or kidney failure
  • Tumors
  • Malnutrition

If you are overweight, you have none of these issues but still find yourself with a noticeably large amount of breast tissue. In such cases, it could simply be a case of your body carrying a larger-than-normal amount of fat in your chest area.

Whatever the cause, gynecomastia can be quickly and easily corrected with male breast reduction surgery. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we provide many plastic surgery options for men and are happy to offer this service alongside the others.

To schedule an initial consultation for your male breast reduction surgery with Dr. George Lefkovits at Park Plaza Plastic surgery, contact us at (212) 750-9494. We serve patients in Manhattan and throughout all of New York.

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