Gynecomastia is a medical term that originates from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts,” and is a procedure offered for patients at our Connecticut locations. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population. It may affect only one breast or both. Although certain drugs such as anabolic steroids, medications containing estrogen, alcohol, marijuana, etc., and medical conditions including cancer and impaired liver function, to name a few, may cause or contribute to enlarged male breasts, it is widely accepted that a large percentage of cases derive from unknown sources.
Men of any age who are healthy and emotionally stable are considered good candidates for male breast reduction surgery. The best candidates are those who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. In some instances, surgery may be discouraged for overweight men who have not first tried an exercise and diet regimen. Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or by cutting out excess glandular tissue.
The procedure for male breast reduction takes an average of two hours, usually on an outpatient basis, using general or local anesthesia. If excessive glandular tissue, fat and skin is present, it will be removed.
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To learn more about gynecomastia procedures, call 203.924.2900 today. Our locations in New Haven, Shelton, and Norwalk are easily accessible from the Woodbridge, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Southport regions, and beyond.
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