When Should I Consider Male Breast Reduction? | Frederick, MD

(301) 874-1707 | Urbana |

Michael J. Will, MD, DDS, FACS
Maryland (301) 874-1707

When Should I Consider Male Breast Reduction?

Male With Gynecomastia Holding ChestMale breasts — a condition known as gynecomastia — are embarrassing and emasculating, and they’re not something you should have to live with long term. Male breast reduction surgery may be what you need to restore your confidence and stop you from hiding your condition under excess weight or baggy clothes. You may be a candidate for male breast reduction surgery at Will Surgical Arts if you have persistent, painful male breasts that affect your daily life.

If You Feel Embarrassed

Our patients tend to seek male breast reduction surgery because they’re ashamed of their physical appearance. If you exhibit one or more of the following behaviors on a regular basis, male breast reduction surgery at Will Surgical Arts may be able help:

  • Wearing ill-fitting clothing to hide your breasts
  • Refraining from sports and other high-impact activities
  • Covering up your chest in front of a significant other
  • Gaining weight so your breasts appear more normal
  • Avoiding situations and activities where you would be shirtless

During your initial consultation at our Urbana office, Dr. Will may ask how your male breasts have affected your life. You can trust that your answers are confidential and that you will be made to feel comfortable in an open, welcoming setting. At Will Surgical Arts, our goal is to help restore your self-esteem so you can live as normally as possible.

If Gynecomastia Isn’t Caused by an Underlying Condition

Just because you’re embarrassed by your breasts doesn’t mean you’re a candidate for male breast reduction surgery. Gynecomastia is typically a benign condition caused by a hormonal imbalance. However, in some cases, gynecomastia could be caused by factors that a plastic surgeon is not qualified to treat.

Underlying causes of male breasts can include:

  • Weight gain
  • Puberty
  • Certain medications
  • Certain herbal products
  • Recreational drugs
  • Alcoholism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Kidney or liver failure
  • Tumors
  • Cancer

Before seeking surgical solutions for your male breasts, we suggest visiting your medical provider to ensure they’re not caused by an underlying condition. While we want you to love the way you look, we’re equally concerned with your health and well-being.

Consider asking your doctor the following questions:

  • What is causing my male breasts?
  • Do you believe this is a long-term condition?
  • Can I make lifestyle changes to reduce the size and appearance of my breasts?
  • Do you recommend male breast reduction surgery to treat my condition?

If You Have Painful Symptoms

Beyond their physical appearance, male breasts may cause symptoms that interfere with your daily life. Common symptoms of gynecomastia include:

  • Breast pain or discomfort
  • Nipple discharge
  • Swelling

Sometimes patients fear the pain of surgery and tend to overlook the relief it can provide. Male breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia to completely block pain, and patients are often given medications to manage any swelling or discomfort following surgery. You may notice scars after your procedure, but these will fade and flatten somewhat over time, making them much less noticeable.

Get Male Breast Reduction in Maryland

Dr. Will wants you to have the flat, masculine chest you desire. Call Will Surgical Arts at 301-874-1707 to schedule a male breast reduction consultation at our Urbana office.

“Patient care was incredible! We are so very happy our child was referred to Dr. Will. We appreciate the attentiveness given to his medical condition. Will highly recommend to others.”

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