Things To Consider Before Male Breast Reduction

Enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men, also known as gynecomastia, can occur from hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, and even as the side effect of another drug. These symptoms are common in men of any age or ethnicity. Depending on the individual, the condition may be present in one or both breasts.

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Many men with gynecomastia experience impaired self-confidence. Potential male breast reduction patients need to understand that the surgery will be a personal experience and it should not be undertaken to fulfill another person’s desire. If male breast reduction seems like an option worth pursuing, begin by evaluating your eligibility as a candidate for surgery.

Some considerations for male breast reduction are relative health, age, and weight. Candidates must be physically healthy and have a relatively normal weight for their height and age. Some teenage boys experience enlarged or overdeveloped breasts, but doctors recommend waiting until men are in their 20s or later to consider the surgery, as puberty could affect breast size.

Obesity can cause enlarged breasts in men and can be corrected by means other than breast reduction. Along similar lines, individuals must not have underlying, potentially life-threatening medical conditions, as these can significantly reduce and impair the healing process. Before considering emotional eligibility for breast reduction surgery, a doctor must ensure that the growth and development have stabilized in each patient.

Assuming the above criteria have all been met, consider where you are emotionally before pursuing the procedure. Determine whether or not male breast reduction will make a true impact in your life. With these goals in mind, a patient can approach the procedure with a positive outlook and realistic expectations.

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