Gynecomastia is something that you don’t hear a lot about, but it actually affects quite a few men. About one in four men will deal with gynecomastia at some point in their life. This condition is characterized by fatty deposits in the chest, which may or may not be accompanied by excess fat elsewhere in the body. Gynecomastia is particularly common in puberty and again starting in men’s early sixties. Often men who have this condition will be perfectly fit and have minimal fat elsewhere in their body. Diet and exercise are often ineffective at dealing with gynecomastia, because its causes are related to the release of hormones in the body, not physical fitness.
Many men rely on bulky clothing and loose shirts to cover up this condition, but these makeshift solutions don’t work during the summer. Avoiding the beach and turning down invitations to pool parties won’t help you feel any better about yourself, and when it gets too hot outside, those bulky clothes will make you feel even more uncomfortable than you already do.
This Swimsuit Season, Don’t Run Away from the Problem
There are simple options for male breast reduction in Chicago. You don’t have to feel ashamed of your body. Quite often, gynecomastia is caused by genetics and it simply can’t be controlled without the assistance of a Chicago board certified plastic surgeon. Rather than covering up the problem, take the time to resolve it. You will feel more confident and more comfortable as a result.
Gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction, surgical removal of the excess tissue, or a combination of both. A board certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Niki Christopoulos, can tailor a procedure to your specific body type and needs, providing you with results that are natural looking and proportionate to your physique.
Male breast reduction can be performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal downtime. Contact our office to set up your initial consultation so you can learn more about your options for addressing gynecomastia and getting your body ready for the summer sun. During your consultation, Dr. Christopoulos will take the time to answer all of your questions and help you find the best solutions for achieving your goals.