Gynecomastia is a common medical condition characterized by the development of breast tissue in males. While often referred to as “man boobs,” it’s a serious medical condition that can lead to considerable emotional distress, low self-esteem, and social isolation. Dr. Frank Lalezar offers personalized gynecomastia surgery to remove excess breast tissues from the chest and provide a more chiseled, masculine chest.
The Emotional Impact Of Man Boobs
For many men, gynecomastia can be a source of significant emotional distress. It can lead to low self-esteem, social isolation, and body image issues. Men with gynecomastia may feel self-conscious about their appearance and may avoid activities such as swimming or taking their shirts off in public. They may also feel embarrassed or ashamed about their condition, which can further contribute to feelings of low self-worth.
Possible Causes Of Gynecomastia:
- Hormonal Imbalances: Gynecomastia can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, such as an excess of estrogen or a deficiency of testosterone.
- Certain Medications: Some medications, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and some cancer treatments, can cause gynecomastia as a side effect.
- Underlying Health Conditions: Certain health conditions, such as liver disease and kidney failure, can cause hormone imbalances and gynecomastia.
- Lifestyle Factors: Obesity and the use of anabolic steroids can also contribute to the development of breast tissues in men.
Your Recovery Journey
You can expect some swelling, tenderness, bruising, and discomfort around your chest for a few days after your surgery. The side effects will diminish within a few days. You can resume light activities and work within a week, but avoid strenuous workouts for at least 4 weeks. You may also have to wear compression garments on your chest for a few days to reduce swelling. You must follow the surgeon’s aftercare instructions accurately to ensure optimal results.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery of the body. If you’re suffering from gynecomastia, he will carefully examine your body to determine the root cause of your condition and curate a personalized surgical plan. His considered approach to gynecomastia surgery ensures safe and naturalized results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your gynecomastia surgery options.