There are some common questions we receive at the Dr Lanzer Clinic and ‘What is gynaecomastia surgery’ is certainly one of them. To ensure prospective patients are fully informed about gynaecomastia treatments, we have created a full overview with all the info you must know below. So, read on if you want to know more about gynaecomastia or the accompanying surgical procedure to correct the problem.
What Causes Gynaecomastia in Men?
For most men, the condition appears for no apparent reason. However, there is a strong family history, genetic tendency, with gynaecomastia. Other causes include hormonal imbalances, the use of certain medications, the use of anabolic steroids, and overweight. Depending on the exact cause, men can experience excess fatty tissue or excess glandular tissue in the male breast. The ratio of glandular tissue and fatty tissue will also determine the type of male breast reduction
Gynaecomastia can have numerous treatments depending on the exact cause. If the patient is significantly overweight, the first line of treatment will be a weight loss plan. Of course, some patients continue to experience gynaecomastia
One of the additional treatments is a liposuction body contouring
At What Age Does Gynaecomastia Appear?
Even though gynaecomastia may appear in adult life, the condition could start to develop in the teenage years too. Dr Lanzer himself has encountered many cases in young teens, so this is certainly not uncommon. However, gynaecomastia can change during the teen years. Since hormonal imbalances could contribute to the condition, some teens find that the problem dissipates after their teen years.
Of course, some teens experience gynaecomastia due to a genetic component. In these cases, the problem can remain, even after the teen years. If this is the case, it may still be worthwhile treating it at a young age to avoid the embarrassment and psychological effects that can occur during those formative years.
Dr Lanzer had patients in his clinic who have not taken their shirt off in public for twenty or thirty years! It can have damaging effects on the psyche of men. One needs to understand why having a female-looking breast should be of such a concern to a man. Principally, one would imagine that it takes away from his manhood. Unfortunately, other men tend to ridicule people who have got female breasts. They do not realise how painful their comments can be.
Does Dr Lanzer Have a Lot of Experience with Gynaecomastia Treatments?
Over the last twenty-five years, Dr Lanzer has performed many thousands of man-boob reductions. In probably half the cases, the tissue that is removed is merely fat, which means it can usually be removed easily through one or two tiny incisions.
What Results Could I Expect from Gynaecomastia Treatments?
Patients get an immediate reduction and flattening of their chest. Sometimes the chest is totally flat. Other times, it still has the curvature of the underlying muscle. Dr Lanzer’s goal is to give an athletic appearance to the chest by sculpturing around the edge of the chest; this creates a better definition of the pectoral muscle. So, this cosmetic procedure has a reconstructive effect, stepping away from a feminine aesthetic towards a more masculine aesthetic of the chest.
Discover Man Boob Surgery Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Man Boobs Surgery. This procedure is ideal for those that do not require a large quantity of fat to be removed, but rather small amounts for a flatter natural looking chest.
If you’re looking to lose isolated areas of fat, get a free consultation with Dr Lanzer.
Is Excess Fat the Only Cause of Gynaecomastia in Men?
Some patients may have excess breast tissue as well as fat. Breast tissue appears fibrous, white, and hard. The ball of tissue may be very small or quite large. Dr Lanzer can usually remove the breast tissue through a small cut right along the edge of the areola. Sometimes, the breast tissue is present only under the areola. These patients have a pointy bulging nipple. These are certainly much easier to remove.
If a hormonal balance is suspected, a health practitioner could request some blood tests. These tests can determine causes such as hormonal imbalances, but also possible medical conditions that contribute to some of the more severe cases of gynaecomastia. Liver disease and its associated medical treatment can be one of the many causes of gynecomastia that is discovered through a blood test. For patients, it is important to determine the cause of gynaecomastia, which often requires a blood test in addition to evaluating your medical history and a physical examination. By checking your hormone levels and other variables, health practitioners can ensure your new chest contour remains after your procedure. Of course, if an underlying condition is present, it also ensures you get the proper treatment.
When removing the breast tissue, Dr Lanzer finds that some surgeons have made the mistake of not sculpturing the surrounding skin; this creates a depression under the nipple. It is important to sculpture the surrounding breast to mould in the whole breast tissue, so it is treated as one area. The result is a natural smoothing curvature and flattening of the breast.
Do Men Consider Liposuction Surgery Procedures for Other Areas on the Body?
About half the amount of men who have breast reduction, consider liposculpture of areas such as the love-handles (flanks) or a high definition 6-pack liposculpture of the stomach. Of course, these treatments are not always necessary in patients, so Dr Lanzer will make those recommendations if the patient could benefit from them.
There are certain advantages to combining multiple procedures; this may relate to cost, but also the time you will spend at the clinic. If you are interested in getting multiple problem areas fixed, be sure to speak to Dr Lanzer about your treatment options.
Is There a Non-Surgical Solution to Man Boobs?
That depends on the cause of the man boobs. If your man boobs are caused by overweight and a lack of exercise, then changing your lifestyle could provide a non-surgical solution. However, if your man boobs are caused by excess breast tissue, fat, and even a hormonal imbalance, then a surgical solution might be required to tackle the problem.
Not quite sure what has caused your man boobs? Speak with Dr Lanzer today to uncover the various treatment options available to you. Prospective patients can also find more information about gynaecomastia treatments on our website.