Gynecomastia, often referred to as “man boobs”, is the condition of feminized breasts on a man. The enlargement of the breast tissue causes gynecomastia. It is a fairly common disorder that affects millions of men in the United States. In fact, the man boobs surgery is the most common cosmetic surgery performed on men in the U.S. Although it is a frequent condition it remains a great source of physiological and social stress for many men as it can greatly affect one’s appearance.
Gynecomastia affects both adolescent and adult males. Adolescents can experience gynecomastia due to the change in hormone levels during puberty. Although 90% of adolescent cases resolve on their own within two years, 10% will continue to struggle with male breast enlargement throughout adulthood. This can cause significant personal issues and greatly impact their social development.
Gynecomastia can be confused with enlarged male breasts due to weight gain and obesity. However, it is a disorder of the endocrine system the condition and is not connected to a person’s weight. Yet, pseudo-gynecomastia can cause male breast enlargement due to the accumulation of fat, a condition mostly seen in men that are overweight. In some cases it can be difficult to make the distinction. Weight loss or liposuction can dramatically improve pseudo-gynecomastia, while surgery and gland removal is often necessary to reduce breast size in adult males with gynecomastia.
While gynecomastia surgery can greatly improve the appearance of male breasts, it is important to speak with a medical professional that has extensive experience to ensure that the surgery is performed correctly the first time. Revision surgery of this type can be difficult due to the accumulation of scar tissue. Dr. Delgado’s goal is to ensure secondary surgeries are not necessary. However, should a second surgery be needed, with his years of experience and evolving expert technique Dr. Delgado is able to provide the patient with the best options available.
Dr. Delgado’s expertise and commitment to patient satisfaction makes him one of the most sought after plastic surgeons, with clients traveling from around the world to be seen by him. Dr. Delgado’s mission is to provide patients with a high level of excellence and a personalized approach. These are also the qualities that set him apart from other surgeons in the field. For more information on male breast reduction, or man boob surgery, in Sacramento, make appointment for a consultation today.