What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia, male breast reduction, comes from the Greek words gyne meaning “woman” and mastia meaning breast. In practical terms, this means abnormally large breasts on men.
This condition is relatively common in adolescent boys and often disappears with time. When the condition persists, there can be a social handicap, shame, and embarrassment.
What are the causes of gynecomastia?
There are several potential causes of gynecomastia including puberty, drug use, or other medical problems. Often no cause is found for the disorder and the gynecomastia persists. In these cases, surgery is frequently the best solution.
The procedure can be performed using liposuction or direct surgical excision depending on the type and amount of excess breast tissue that is present.
Dominion Plastic Surgery performs the gynecomastia procedure in Washington, DC, Bethesda and Potomac, MD, Falls Church, Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria, VA areas. If you think you may benefit from this procedure, fill out our contact form.
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