Tighten and Tone Your Chest
Gynecomastia refers to a male’s excess breast tissue and currently affects 40-60% of all men. Men who suffer from gynecomastia are often self-conscious about the appearance of their chest and may not be able to improve their condition with diet and exercise alone.
True gynecomastia can be seen in men whose breast tissue enlarges. Pseudo-gynecomastia occurs more often and is distinguished as the fatty male breast. While this develops during puberty, most men grow out of this by their twenties, but some still deal with this issue well into adulthood and throughout the aging process.
Gynecomastia is not commonly talked about, so men are often unaware of treatment options and instead try to hide or cover up their condition. While diet and exercise will help to achieve a healthier and well-balanced overall physique, gynecomastia cannot be corrected by a healthy lifestyle alone and often requires surgery.
Male Breast Reduction Options in St. Louis
During your consultation, our surgeons will speak with you and analyze your condition to determine what is causing your gynecomastia. It is important that you are currently at a stable weight and living a healthy lifestyle, as the appearance of male breasts can also be associated with being overweight.
At Renaissance, our surgeons will generally remove fat from your breast tissue using liposuction; however, in certain situations, liposuction may not be enough. Our surgeons may need to excise the excess tissue, surgically removing it through an incision made around part or all of the areola. If you have a glandular disorder, Dr. Boschert, Dr. Craig or Dr. Mills may recommend other alternatives to help you achieve the taut and masculine physique you desire.