Male Breast Reduction: Get Rid of Male Boobs for Good
According to statistics from the National Institute of Health, approximately 65% of men between the ages of 27 and 92 suffer from some form of gynecomastia – the medical term for male boobs. This unpleasant condition can make a man feel less masculine or self-conscious, unwilling to go shirtless, and unable to wear fitted, aesthetic clothes. The worst part: this condition also affects men who are otherwise trim and in good shape.
At Premier Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, Dr. Heil can help remove your male boobs once and for all, helping you restore a masculine, firm upper chest that you are confident revealing in tighter shirts, or at the beach or pool.
What causes male boobs?
While many factors can cause the tissue developed in larger quantities in a man’s chest, male boobs are usually caused by a hormonal imbalance. In fact, there are two distinct types of male boobs, each of which requires a unique treatment:
- Gynecomastia: A condition where actual breast tissue has developed over the pectoral muscles, similar to female breasts. Removing this tissue is a surgical procedure where the unwanted tissue is excised (surgically removed), any excess skin is trimmed away, and the incisions closed.
- Pseudo-gynecomastia: Hormonal imbalances and excess weight can also cause fatty tissue to build up in the chest area, which gives the appearance of male boobs. Liposuction can be used to remove this unwanted fat without the need for invasive surgery if the skin quality is still firm and flexible.
What should I know about male breast reduction?
The first thing to know is that it is a common condition, and it may occur despite a healthy lifestyle and an otherwise fit and contoured body. With that in mind, there is some good news: once the excess tissue has been removed, it is gone for the long term – leaving you free from this unwanted condition for the rest of your life.
We are here to help
Dr. Heil is widely recognized as one of the top aesthetic surgeons in the Pittsburgh area, and he has extensive experience helping men achieve a more masculine and attractive body shape. The skill of your surgeon is one of the most critical factors when considering male breast reduction, and you can be confident that Dr. Heil has the training and artistry needed to achieve optimal results.
If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call us today at (724) 264-3608.