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Male Breast Reduction

Sometimes it’s just the way you are born, and sometimes it comes with weight gain, weight loss, and age, but the outcome can be the same: too much soft, loose tissue on your upper chest. This is referred to as gynecomastia, or nicknamed “man boobs.” It is caused by the development of excess fat and tissue in the chest (breast area) in men. In moderate to severe cases, gynecomastia resembles the breast tissue in women.

Excessive Male Breast Tissue: We Can Help

The lower testosterone levels that come with age can impact male breast size. Breast tissue hypertrophy, or abnormal glandular breast overgrowth, may contribute to the problem, and can affect both adolescents and adult men. Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery offers male breast reduction as a solution to this problem that many men experience.

Male Breast Reduction

Causes of Overlarge Male Breasts

The causes of overlarge male breasts vary from person to person, but the most common reasons for the condition include:

  • Aging: Hormonal changes can lead to breast tissue growth.
  • Alcohol: If you consume too much alcohol on an ongoing basis, it can disrupt your hormones, leading to breast enlargement.
  • Cancer: After cancer treatment, the body’s hormones can be thrown out of balance. Men do develop breast cancer, and should be evaluated for the disease if any lump appears.
  • Side effects of medication: Certain medications can lead to breast tissue growth, including steroids, amphetamines, antidepressants, blood pressure meds, antibiotics, and ulcer treatment medications. Even some natural substances such as tea tree oil and lavender oil have been found to trigger gynecomastia developed in childhood.

Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

The disorder’s prevalence is reflected by the fact that male breast reduction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed on men. Surgery for gynecomastia may involve liposuction alone, or be combined with a surgical excision of excess tissue. Because gynecomastia may occasionally have medical implications, patients considering plastic surgery for their concerns should first see their primary physician for a complete health evaluation.

Male Breast Reduction in Charlotte

Are you embarrassed to have excess fatty breast tissue? Do you avoid certain clothing to try to hide the condition, and miss out on enjoying certain types of activities? Your first step is to come to our clinic and let us evaluate the extent of the condition, and advise you about what procedures or treatments can finally bring you the relief you deserve. We work with many male patients, and our surgeons and other professional staff is always kind, discreet, and only recommend treatments or procedures that are appropriate for your unique situation.


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Our office is open, and we are excited to be providing you with select services! Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is leading the way in Charlotte and the South East region with our cutting edge technology, and continued safety measures We appreciate the trust you place in us and wish to assure you we are addressing the COVID-19 outbreak at the highest level to continue to ensure you enjoy an exceptional experience.

Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is committed to taking proactive precautions, grounded in science, to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. In addition to our already stringent policies, our office has implemented strict protocols and procedures based on the recommendations of The American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Task Force, and the CDC. All staff members and surgical patients have tested negative for COVID-19 meaning our Quad A certified surgical suite is among the safest centers in the region.

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We are privileged to serve you at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery and are here to support you during these uncertain times.

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