How Can I Get Rid of Gynecomastia?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in National Harbor Accepting New Patients Near Washington DC, Arlington, Fort Washington, Maryland & Virginia

Posted: November 19, 2021

A mature man with white hair and a white long sleeve t shirt smiles softly while gazing out the window of a large wooden barnEnlarged male breast tissue – known as gynecomastia – is an embarrassing condition for a man to live with. If you have gynecomastia, you may feel too self-conscious about your chest to remove your shirt while swimming or working out. You may feel ashamed of your appearance when your clothing is removed. All of these things can be devastating for your body image and sense of self. Fortunately, male breast reduction is possible!

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte tailors the procedure to your body. For most men with gynecomastia, surgery consists of:

  • Liposuction to remove the excess fat
  • Direct incision (cutting away) of the glandular tissue beneath the nipple area

By removing excess tissue, Dr. Chiaramonte can restore a more firm, masculine chest. You can once again feel confident in a wide range of clothing and while baring your chest. Some patients report that they feel more comfortable (physically and emotionally) going to the gym, going on a run in public, and generally leading a more active lifestyle after male breast reduction. The only way to know if it will benefit you is to speak to Dr. Chiaramonte.

Most men with enlarged breast tissue are good candidates for male breast reduction. There are some men with gynecomastia who may first need to seek treatment of underlying medical issues contributing to the enlarged tissue. Hormonal imbalance can sometimes be responsible for causing gynecomastia, and your doctor may want to treat the imbalance before you pursue surgery. Certain medications may also contribute to gynecomastia. It’s important to discuss the condition with your family physician as well as with Dr. Chiaramonte. Dr. Chiaramonte will make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure as part of your initial consultation.

Find Out If You Are a Male Breast Reduction Candidate

If you live in Oxon Hill, MD, or the surrounding areas, and want to find out if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery, please call Bella Cosmetic Surgery at 301-567-6767. We are happy to answer all of your questions over the phone and arrange your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte.

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