Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

If you struggle with gynecomastia and looking to boost your confidence, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for men struggling with an excessive amount of breast tissue to seek a solution for their condition. Male breast reduction, also called gynecomastia treatment, can help remove enlarged male breast tissue to give you a more masculine physique. Most men are candidates for this body contouring plastic surgery procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Before Male Breast Reduction

Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
In some cases, a patient’s enlarged tissue could be linked to a medical condition. While it is rare for our patients with gynecomastia to also have one of these conditions, the possibility shouldn’t be overlooked. Some serious health conditions linked to gynecomastia include:

  • Hypogonadism
  • Kidney or liver failure
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Gilbert’s syndrome
  • Anabolic Steroids

Your health comes first. Before you seek surgery to improve your condition, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor to eliminate the possibility that your gynecomastia is related to serious health problems or medications.

Ideal Candidate for Male Breast Reduction

The ideal candidate for male breast reduction has the following characteristics:

  • Good general health
  • At or near ideal weight
  • Understands the risks and benefits of the procedure
  • Has realistic expectations

Failure to meet the above characteristics does not necessarily mean you are not a good candidate for male breast reduction, but it may limit your results or increase your risk. Male breast reduction is conducted using liposuction and excision. See if you are a candidate for liposuction.

Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?
Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

What Does Good General Health Mean?

Being in good general health means that you lead a generally healthy lifestyle, exercise, and are near your ideal weight. Smoking can adversely affect your recovery and results. During your consultation, your provider will discuss your medical history, and it is important to share all relevant information, including all medications and natural supplements you are taking.

Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Schedule a Consultation

If you’ve been struggling with gynecomastia, we can help evaluate your condition and determine the best course of action for your treatment. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive experience delivering satisfactory results to male breast reduction patients as well as other body contouring patients. The results you desire are within your reach, so don’t hesitate and contact us today.