Gynecomastia Minneapolis

male breast reduction Minneapolis - Gynecomastia St. PaulGynecomastia or Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Minneapolis – St. Paul, has become the most common operation I perform in male patients. I was initially trained in the operative technique for gynecomastia reduction in Los Angeles. Southern California is a beach culture, the results delivered by the surgeon need to be very good. Over the 14 years since I returned to Minneapolis, gynecomastia reduction has become my number one operation in males followed by liposuction.

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the abnormal swelling of breast tissue in men that is caused mainly by imbalance between their estrogen and testosterone hormones. Gynecomastia can affect both breasts, or just one breast. It is normal for newborns, pubescent boys, or even older men to develop gynecomastia because of the hormonal changes they undergo. Generally, this condition is not a very serious problem but some affected people have found it tough to live with gynecomastia because this condition can sometimes cause physical pain as well as emotional distress.

How do I know if I have gynecomastia?

Swollen breast tissue is the predominant marker of this condition. Although it may seem like an ordinary condition for some, especially men with weight issues or are genetically predisposed to have larger breasts, it is advisable to consult a doctor as soon as the patient experiences any swelling, tenderness, pain, or discharge from one or both nipples of the breast.

Who are candidates?

Dr. Hoffman has successfully performed gynecomastia procedures on a wide range of men. Whether you are a teenager, a body builder, an athlete or you are getting a little older, Dr. Hoffman has extensive training and experience at treating all body types to ensure the best possible outcomes related to male breast reduction.

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Gynecomastia Reduction With Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks

Gynecomastia before and after photos Minneapolis - St. Paul male breast reduction
This Minneapolis – St. Paul gynecomastia patient is an 18-year-old young man and a captain of his swimming team. He finds that his gynecomastia is objectionable both at the swimming pool as well as in the summer when he has his shirt off at the beach. He was initially seen by a surgeon who recommended an Omega-type gynecomastia reduction. In this type of reduction, lateral incisions are made at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock position on the areola outwards into the normal appearing chest skin for a distance of at least one inch. While this operation affords the surgeon ease of access, it also yields a cosmetically unacceptable result. In all of the results shown, you will see that I am able to hide the incision at the natural pigmentary change between the areola and the chest skin. This young man brought his mother to the second consult where she expressed her desire to treat his right side only. As you can clearly see, the patient has a small bud of breast tissue beneath the left nipple as well. To treat both sides and obtain symmetry was my goal. The postoperative result clearly shows that he is well tanned and enjoying his new physique at the beach in the summer.

What causes gynecomastia?

Generally, gynecomastia is brought about by a significant decrease in testosterone levels and a consequent rise in estrogen levels in a man’s body. This condition can be influenced by:

  • Natural hormonal changes that take place during infancy when male infants get estrogens from their mothers during breast-feeding; during puberty when the body undergoes natural hormone fluctuations that may affect breast tissue development; during adulthood when men between the ages of 50 to 80 potentially experience andropause that also affects hormonal levels.
  • Medications can also cause a reduction in testosterone and a rise in estrogen which can lead to gynecomastia.
  • Certain health conditions also contribute to gynecomastia including the presence of tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, kidney failure, liver failure, and malnutrition.

 

Gynecomastia St. Paul, Male Breast Reduction Minneapolis
This Minneapolis – St. Paul Gynecomastia patient is a 31 year old professional man who is bothered by both gynecomastia and fat accumulation of his abdomen and waist. He works out regularly and has found these areas resistant to his diet and exercise routine. Through a combination of gynecomastia reduction and liposuction of his chest, abdomen, and waistline totaling 4.5 liters of fat removal, he has lost 8 inches off his waist and 4 inches off his hips. He continues to work out regularly and can now see the results of his hard work.

What can doctors do to treat gynecomastia?

There have been some types of medication that were proposed as solutions for gynecomastia; However, surgery is still the most significant and lasting step that is used to treat gynecomastia in men.

  • Liposuction is often used to remove excess fat from the breast area.
For more information about Gynecomastia, Male Breast Reduction in Minneapolis – St. Paul, contact Dr. Hoffman today to set up your personal and private consultation.