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Dallas Gynecomastia - Plano Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the male breasts, and may affect only one or both of the breasts. This is not uncommon, affecting as many as 40% of men (usually beginning in the teenage years). Gynecomastia can be caused by excessive glandular breast tissue, fat, or a combination of the two. The majority of the cases have no known cause while others might be related to the use of drugs, anabolic steroids or medical problems. For men who feel self-conscious about their over-sized breasts, this procedure can help restore self-confidence and appearance.
The best candidates for surgery to correct gynecomastia are healthy, emotionally stable men of any age who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape well after surgery. If you are overweight and have not tried diet and exercise, drink alcohol in excess or smoke marijuana, you will be discouraged from having this surgery.
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. If glandular breast tissue is the cause, it must be cut out, usually through an inconspicuous incision of the edge of the areola. Fatty tissue can be removed.