Gynecomastia is a condition wherein an imbalance in the level of estrogen and progesterone in men can lead to an increase in the volume of breast gland tissues. Simply put, gynecomastia leads to prominent breasts in boys and men. It’s important to highlight that gynecomastia occurs because of increased breast gland tissues — not fat tissues. If you feel self-conscious or anxious because of gynecomastia, gynecomastia surgery in Dallas is the removal of excess glandular tissues can help you achieve a firm, sculpted chest.
What are the common causes of gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia can result from hormone imbalances, such as excess estrogen relative to testosterone. Other causes include medications, obesity, aging, and certain medical conditions.
How can I determine if I have gynecomastia or just excess chest fat?
To differentiate between gynecomastia and chest fat, pinch the chest area. Gynecomastia feels firm, like a disk, beneath the nipple, while excess fat is soft and more evenly distributed. Determining whether you have actual gynecomastia can be difficult, so we encourage you to consult Dr. Chiodo. Whether you have excess breast tissue or excess chest fat, he will curate the appropriate treatment plan to help you achieve a chiseled, masculine chest.
Is gynecomastia a temporary condition, or does it require treatment?
Gynecomastia can be temporary, particularly if it results from medication or hormonal fluctuations during adolescence. However, persistent cases may necessitate treatment to alleviate physical and emotional discomfort.
What are the available treatment options for gynecomastia?
The most effective treatment for gynecomastia is gynecomastia surgery, which may include liposuction, surgical glandular tissue removal, or a combination of both. The choice depends on the severity of the condition and whether you have actual gynecomastia or excess chest fat.
Are there non-surgical treatments for gynecomastia?
Non-surgical treatments like hormone therapy or lifestyle changes may help with mild cases of gynecomastia. However, their effectiveness can vary, and it’s incredibly difficult to get rid of gynecomastia through lifestyle changes. The most effective way to address persistent gynecomastia is through surgery.
Are there any potential risks or complications associated with gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries potential risks like infections, bleeding, scarring, or asymmetry. However, Dr. Chiodo takes special precautions and provides detailed aftercare guidelines to mitigate these risks.
Can gynecomastia come back after surgical treatment?
Gynecomastia recurrence is fairly uncommon after surgery, but it can happen if underlying hormonal imbalances or other contributing factors persist. Dr. Chiodo will inform you of lifestyle changes that can mitigate the risk of gynecomastia recurrence.
How much does gynecomastia surgery cost, and is it covered by insurance?
The cost of gynecomastia surgery can vary widely based on the complexity of your case, the surgical techniques needed, and other factors. Consult Dr. Chiodo for an evaluation and detailed cost estimate tailored to your specific case.