How Common is Gynecomastia?

Though it might not seem obvious, gynecomastia is a surprisingly common condition that nearly half of all white, African American and men of all races will experience at some point in life. In fact, more than half of all male infants are actually born with enlarged breasts as a result of the effects of maternal estrogen, but generally this swollen breast tissue subsides within two to three weeks after birth.

During male puberty, gynecomastia is also a common occurrence affecting up to two-thirds of pubescent boys, however much like infant gynecomastia, this hormone induced condition usually resolves on its own within three to six months.

When gynecomastia does not resolve on its own, or the condition reappears later in life due to weight fluctuations or other factors, it can become a more long-term problem. The condition can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, which is why our Phoenix gynecomastia surgeon offers male breast reductions and other plastic surgery for men.

With this customized liposuction procedure, Dr. Angelchik can remove the excess fatty tissue caused by gynecomastia to restore your masculinity. While the procedure will reduce the appearance of over-sized male breasts, it’s important to realize that gynecomastia surgery is not a weight-loss tool. Instead, this contouring procedure is best suited for men who are simply seeking to eliminate stubborn fatty tissue that is otherwise unaffected by diet and exercise.

Additionally, not every man is an ideal candidate for a male breast reduction, but Dr. Angelchik can discuss your candidacy during your personal consultation to ensure that gynecomastia surgery is right for you.

To schedule your personal consultation with our experienced Phoenix gynecomastia surgeon, call 602-375-8888 today.

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