“Moobs”, or Gynecomastia, Cause Many Men to Suffer in Silence

Breast reductions are no longer just for women anymore.  The number of men undergoing a simple male breast reduction technique to reduce breast fat around the pectoral, or chest area is skyrocketing. The condition is often referred to as “moobs”, but the true medical term is called gynecomastia.

Men with gynecomastia often suffer in silence for years. They’ll try strict diet and exercise, but nothing seems to help. Some causes include obesity, hormones and kidney disease, but most of the time someone else in their family has the same condition, so genetics may be to blame. Whatever the cause, men are now seeking breast reductions with the use of liposuction and the “pull-through” technique.  It’s a simple outpatient procedure that takes about an hour to perform in a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center here in Austin, Texas.  Treatment of gynecomastia in Austin can be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation to maximize patient safety and comfort during and after the procedure.

In the past decade more and more men have been seeking plastic surgery to enhance their appearance, including male breast reduction. Men who are in good health and are in interested in reducing the size of their breast are good candidates for male breast reduction. Call our Austin plastic surgery office at (512) 288-8200 or contact us online more information.

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