In the years that I have been a board certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, I have seen attitudes towards plastic surgery, particularly among men, change a great deal. Today, many men come to see me for a variety of facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures. Among those men, one particularly common concern is gynecomastia, or an accumulation of fatty tissue and glandular tissue in a man’s breasts. Commonly known as “man-boobs,” gynecomastia can cause significant embarrassment, and that self-consciousness may even stand in the way of patients seeking treatment. However, as I explain in this video interview with the Plastic Surgery Channel, gynecomastia can be quite easily treated and is far more common than most people think.
Many people have misconceptions about gynecomastia. Some believe that it is nothing more than a side effect of excessive weight gain, but it is actually a completely separate medical condition. Others may think that it is simply a temporary result or puberty, but even though gynecomastia occurs most often in adolescent boys between the ages of twelve and seventeen, it can actually affect males of any age. Fortunately, in nearly all cases, it can be easily and effectively treated with a combination of liposuction and direct glandular tissue removal, performed through a single, easily concealed incision.
There is no point in letting gynecomastia be something that affects your confidence and getting past the false information so that you understand what is really going on is a great first step to finding the help that you may need. If you are interested in learning more about male breast reduction surgery or about any of the other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that I perform, contact me, Dr. James Namnoum to schedule a consultation today or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news and updates.