The most common reasons for male breast surgery include medical or surgical weight loss and gynecomastia (enlarged breasts).
Types of Male Breast Surgery
For gynecomastia, Dr. Nazarian will first need to determine the cause in order to determine a safe treatment plan.
Male Breast Surgery Procedure
The first thing to consider is age.
Infants: More than half of male infants are born with enlarged breasts due to the effects of their mother’s estrogen. Generally, the swollen breast tissue goes away within two to three weeks after birth.
Teenagers: Gynecomastia caused by hormone changes during puberty is relatively common. In most cases, the swollen breast tissue will go away without treatment within six months to two years.
Men: One in four men between the ages of 50 and 80 are affected. If no health issues are found to be the cause, then surgery can be performed.
Secondly, certain medications can cause gynecomastia. Common medications include anti-androgens used to treat prostate enlargement or cancer and some other conditions. Examples include flutamide, finasteride (Proscar) and spironolactone (Aldactone). Also, anabolic steroids, androgens, AIDS medications, anti-anxiety medications, such as diazepam (Valium), tricyclic antidepressants, antibiotics, ulcer medications, such as cimetidine, chemotherapy drugs, or heart medications such as digoxin and calcium channel blockers.
Typically, gynecomastia caused by medication would be treated non-surgically, by discontinuing that medication.
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