GYNECOMASTIA

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WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition where men may develop enlarged breasts. This often makes patients feel self-conscious avoiding shirtless situations. Dr. Diamantis is aware how this condition can affect the psychology of men and is ready and willing to help them with this problem with gynecomastia surgery.

Similar to a female patient, male breasts are a mix of fat and breast tissue. If male breasts become too enlarged, it may be necessary for gynecomastia treatment. Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery offers several treatments to address gynecomastia.

CAUSES

  • Some of the first instances of gynecomastia are seen in infants and newborns. Hormones from the mother (estrogen and progesterone) may continue to affect the baby after birth, stimulating enlargement in both male and female newborns. This is usually resolved within the first few weeks after birth. 
  • Puberty is another main cause of gynecomastia for males. When males enter puberty, hormone levels fluctuate and can alter their physical appearance. 
  • Endocrine or hormonal issues can also cause male breast enlargement, but is a rare condition. However, if this is suspected, doctors may order blood tests to measure hormone levels. 
  • Gynecomastia can also be caused by drugs and medications. Frequent use of marijuana and alcohol can lower testosterone levels in males. There are also certain prescription medications, such as those used to treat prostate hypertrophy, that can also cause gynecomastia. 
  • When evaluating male breast enlargement, tumors are also considered. If there is a new, discrete lump or mass identified during an exam, a complete work-up with mammography, ultrasound, or MRI might be needed.
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CAUSES

  • Some of the first instances of gynecomastia are seen in infants and newborns. Hormones from the mother (estrogen and progesterone) may continue to affect the baby after birth, stimulating enlargement in both male and female newborns. This is usually resolved within the first few weeks after birth. 
  • Puberty is another main cause of gynecomastia for males. When males enter puberty, hormone levels fluctuate and can alter their physical appearance. 
  • Endocrine or hormonal issues can also cause male breast enlargement, but is a rare condition. However, if this is suspected, doctors may order blood tests to measure hormone levels. 
  • Gynecomastia can also be caused by drugs and medications. Frequent use of marijuana and alcohol can lower testosterone levels in males. There are also certain prescription medications, such as those used to treat prostate hypertrophy, that can also cause gynecomastia. 
  • When evaluating male breast enlargement, tumors are also considered. If there is a new, discrete lump or mass identified during an exam, a complete work-up with mammography, ultrasound, or MRI might be needed.
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TREATMENT OPTIONS

Since several different gynecomastia surgery treatments can be effective in correcting the physical deformity of male breast enlargement, Dr. Diamantis offers multiple types of gynecomastia surgery treatments in our offices. Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery examines the amount of fat in relation to the breast/glandular tissue, as well as if there is any significant amount of loose skin. These may play roles in determining which gynecomastia treatment will be recommended. Every recommended gynecomastia treatment is performed at our AAAHC boutique facility.

SMALL OR MILD

Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery may use liposuction to treat a small or mild deformity. Removing fatty tissue (adipose) for a gynecomastia treatment is performed in our office with minimal downtime. Patients may need to wear a medical garment for some time after the gynecomastia treatment.

MODERATE

Liposuction may be combined with open removal of tissue if the gynecomastia is deemed moderate. Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery uses ultrasonic liposuction (Vaser® liposculpture) to break up fat and tissue and create skin tightening.

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TREATMENT OPTIONS

Since several different gynecomastia surgery treatments can be effective in correcting the physical deformity of male breast enlargement, Dr. Diamantis offers multiple types of gynecomastia surgery treatments in our offices. Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery examines the amount of fat in relation to the breast/glandular tissue, as well as if there is any significant amount of loose skin. These may play roles in determining which gynecomastia treatment will be recommended. Every recommended gynecomastia treatment is performed at our AAAHC boutique facility.

SMALL OR MILD

Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery may use liposuction to treat a small or mild deformity. Removing fatty tissue (adipose) for a gynecomastia treatment is performed in our office with minimal downtime. Patients may need to wear a medical garment for some time after the gynecomastia treatment.

MODERATE

Liposuction may be combined with open removal of tissue if the gynecomastia is deemed moderate. Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery uses ultrasonic liposuction (Vaser® liposculpture) to break up fat and tissue and create skin tightening.

VIEW TESTIMONIALS
Overlapping photos of man's torso with hand on chest on top of photo of shirtless young man looking downward off camera.

RISKS

A gynecomastia treatment, just like any surgery, carries some risk for problems afterward. These risks are uncommon, and the most common problems after a gynecomastia treatment are:

  • Skin irregularities
  • Asymmetry
  • Nipple numbness
  • Scarring
  • Residual glandular tissue
  • Healing problems
  • Pain

To receive a free cosmetic consultation at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery, call now at (216) 227-3333.

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GYNECOMASTIA PATIENT TESTIMONIAL

Meet James, 34

Computer programmer and gamer

“I look in the mirror, and think: finally, I can take my shirt off.”

Photo of patient James from side before gynecomastia procedure.

BEFORE

James loves the beach. So much so that he plans to move to Florida in the upcoming year. While he’s embraced many parts of beach living, he wasn’t a fan of taking his shirt off in public places. So, he sought out treatment with Dr. Diamantis at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery, and now James is thrilled with his new body and can’t wait for his move to the Beach.

James’ Recommended Treatments

  1. MALE GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY to surgically remove misplaced breast tissue and fat from the chest. The goal is to remove unwanted fat while leaving the pectoralis major muscles intact.

“I can’t wait to go to the beach…shirtless.” – James

Photo of patient James from side after gynecomastia procedure.

AFTER

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