Gynecomastia is a condition that causes the male breasts to overgrow. For many men, this can cause insecurity, make fitting into clothing difficult, and cause discomfort in taking their shirts off. Men with this condition often try dieting, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to achieve a more masculine, proportionate chest. It is not uncommon for gynecomastia to persist despite these changes. At this point, men may wonder is there a cure for gynecomastia?
Resolving gynecomastia largely depends on the cause. While there is often no identifiable cause, sometimes hormone imbalances or medical conditions can cause it. Managing these conditions can make it go away. For many men suffering from gynecomastia, the only way to fully resolve the issue is to undergo a male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery.
During surgery, Dr. Jonov removes extra skin and tissue contributing to your gynecomastia. This may involve incisions, liposuction, or both. The surgical methods vary based on your anatomy. Following surgery, there is a small chance that breast tissue may return. This is unlikely if you are a good candidate and live a healthy lifestyle.
Overall, there is no one cure for gynecomastia. The best treatment usually involves medical treatments such as medications and surgery as well as lifestyle changes. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-324-1120. You can also contact us online via our contact forms or Price Simulator™.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.