Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes enlarged breasts in men. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen of Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center, offers gynecomastia surgery for men in Modesto, Stockton and surrounding areas of California.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes enlarged breasts in men. Breast buds occur in male children and adolescents, and the breast size typically reduces after puberty. Some men, though, have enlarged breasts through adulthood. This may cause problems with self-confidence because “man boobs” are not considered masculine.
Men may experience several symptoms in conjunction with the breast enlargement, such as:
- Discharge from one or both nipples
The condition is normally associated with hormone levels in the body, so medications may be prescribed in some cases. Medical conditions and lifestyle may also be contributing factors.
Older men are more prone to having breasts that appear enlarged, primarily due to changes in the skin elasticity and natural hormonal changes. The condition can, however, affect younger men.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)
The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to give the chest a more masculine appearance and contour. This helps men feel more comfortable with their bodies and may improve self-esteem.
How Does Treatment for Gynecomastia Work?
Dr. Enevoldsen performs gynecomastia surgery to remove excess skin, fat and breast tissue. The surgery may involve excision of the tissue, removal via liposuction or a combination of both techniques.
What to Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery can be a long-term solution for enlarged male breasts if you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. We also recommend that you have your hormone levels checked periodically, as changes can cause the development of new fat and tissue in the breast area. You can also schedule regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Enevoldsen so that he can monitor any changes in breast size.
How Much Does Treatment for Gynecomastia Cost in Modesto, CA?
Although gynecomastia is a medical condition, surgery to correct male breasts is considered elective by your insurance company. During the consultation appointment, we provide an estimated cost. You may incur other fees over the course of your treatment. We do all that we can to make the procedure affordable, so we offer several payment options, including cash, checks and major credit cards. Financing is available through Med Loan Finance and CareCredit®.
If you have “man boobs,” you may have gynecomastia, a medical condition that causes enlarged breasts in men. We recommend that you meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen, for an evaluation. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.