Men may be reluctant to take off their shirts at the pool or wear fitted clothes when they have unusually enlarged breasts. This condition, known as gynecomastia, is treated with nonsurgical methods by the providers of Vitality MedAesthetics in New York City. To learn how you can get a chest and physique that you’re proud of without invasive procedures, call the office or request an appointment online.
Gynecomastia is a medical term for swelling of the breast tissue in men. It can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. The condition isn’t dangerous to your health, but it can make you feel insecure and may even cause discomfort in some cases.
Enlarged breasts on men may be due to excess fat and glandular tissue. When you have imbalanced sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen), gynecomastia can occur. Testosterone is responsible for male characteristics, such as body hair and muscle mass, while estrogen controls female characteristic development, including breast size. If a man has estrogen levels that aren’t in the proper proportion to testosterone, gynecomastia can occur.
You may also develop gynecomastia if you use certain medications, including anabolic steroids and some cancer drugs. Hyperthyroidism and hypogonadism can also be the root causes of gynecomastia.
You may be reluctant to discuss or address gynecomastia due to embarrassment or reluctance to undergo invasive procedures. But invasive plastic surgery and liposuction aren’t your only options to reduce the size of protruding breasts.
SculpSure® noninvasive body contouring is another procedure that can help men reduce breast size, especially if they’re already of normal weight. SculpSure uses laser energy to penetrate the outer layer of skin and destroy fat cells that lie beneath. Your body then gets rid of these fat cells through natural waste-removal processes. The results are permanent and require no downtime. SculpSure is FDA-cleared and safe. You can even schedule a session on your lunch break and return to work right afterward, and no one will know you’ve undergone treatment.
You may be satisfied with the results after just one session, but many people opt for multiple sessions to get the results they desire. Talk to the providers about your physique goals and their recommendations to resolve your gynecomastia.
Let us help you carve out a more masculine chest, call the office or request an appointment online.