It can often make men feel awkward, uncomfortable, and self-conscious, but excess fat in the chest area is not an uncommon condition – and it can be treated. Gynecomastia, the clinical term for enlarged breasts in men, can be addressed with male breast reduction surgery at our practice serving Reno, Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region. Dr. Tiffany McCormack is an experienced plastic surgeon who can eliminate excess fat and tissue in the breasts and give the chest area a more tightened, fit appearance.
Gynecomastia typically manifests in the teenage years, and can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of these include:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Steroid use
- Medications containing estrogen
- Klinefelter Syndrome
If left untreated, gynecomastia can lead to serious psychological problems, including depression and extremely low self-esteem. For more information on gynecomastia, please contact our Reno-area plastic surgeon.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Treatment for gynecomastia will depend on your individual situation. Dr. Tiffany McCormack will first determine whether your condition is caused by excess fat and tissue or by glandular tissue. In cases of excess fat and skin, liposuction alone may be all that’s needed to reduce the breasts. Once the excess has been removed, the area should have a more contoured, firm appearance. Dr. McCormack will go over all aspects of the procedure with you at your initial consultation, and help you determine if male breast reduction is the best option to meet your needs.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, patients can expect some bruising and mild discomfort after male breast reduction. Any residual discomfort can be alleviated with medication. Normal daily routines can typically be resumed within a few days after surgery.
Contact Dr. McCormack
With confidential, effective male breast reduction procedures, our plastic surgeon serving the Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada area can help men fight gynecomastia and increase their self-confidence. Please contact Dr. Tiffany McCormack to schedule a consultation.