Thursday, February 16, 2012

GYNECOMASTIA ON THE RISE

You might ask “what is gynecomastia?” Simply put it is male breast tissue.

It is on the rise and can be a very difficult surgical challenge. I happen to enjoy that challenge, because the solution is so gratifying to a patient..

The amount of excess breast tissue can be significant where the person may be a “C” cup. This is a constant source of embarrassment and low self esteem.

Living here in Florida, these men are afraid to bare their chests because of their excessive breast tissue. This tissue can be firm, gritty, regular breast tissue or merely excess fatty tissue. In most cases it is a combination of both.

Often times body builders who take steroids will exhibit varying degrees of gynecomastia. It also is common among men who are obese. Treatment consists of surgery, ie. via liposuction or direct excision.

These are procedures I perform right here as a Fort Myers plastic surgeon.

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