Living with Gynecomastia?

Dealing with unwanted male breast tissue can make you feel embarrassed, self-conscious and alone. But you’re not alone. In fact, up to 70 percent of men experience the development of unwanted breast tissue in their lifetime. While the cause, degree of the condition and when it develops varies between individuals, one thing all men are likely to agree on is that unwanted male breast tissue has got to go. Dr. Peterson can help men achieve the masculine chest they want and get rid of their unwanted breast tissue.

Adolescent Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is very common among adolescent boys; between 50 and 60 percent of pre-teens and teens are affected, according to statistics from the National Institutes of Health.

Gynecomastia can occur during adolescence and childhood because of higher levels of estrogen in the body caused by the onset of puberty. For many men, their chest develops a more masculine appearance in their early 20s.

Adult Gynecomastia

Unwanted male breast tissue occurs in adult men more often than in adolescent men. NIH statistics show that about 65 percent of adult men between 27 and 92 have experienced gynecomastia in their lifetime.

While hormone imbalances can cause gynecomastia in adult males, there are other reasons adult men develop the condition. These conditions include medical conditions, genetics, certain medications, being overweight or obese, and recreational drug use.

Getting Rid of Gynecomastia

To get rid of unwanted male breast tissue, Dr. Peterson performs male breast-reduction surgery. Just like the female breast-reduction procedure, extra fat, skin and glandular tissue are removed from the breast. Then, for male patients, the chest is contoured to have a more masculine appearance.

After the male breast-reduction procedure, most men report feeling a significant boost in self-esteem and confidence.

Are you battling unwanted male breast tissue? You don’t have to go it alone. Call Dr. Peterson now at 785-234-9000 for more information on the male breast-reduction procedure.