Gynecomastia, or an enlargement of the male breasts due to excess fat cells, can be embarrassing and debilitating. While it’s a common condition, men affected by this condition may avoid any activity which may require they remove their shirt. Or, simply feel insecure and helpless about their condition. But, there are things that men living with gynecomastia can do to address this issue. And, there are means to identifying this condition so that a person can determine if they qualify for treatment.
How Do I Know if I Have Gynecomastia?
Often, men experience an excess of fat around the nipple related to obesity or weight gain or obesity. But, this is a different medical condition than gynecomastia and may affect treatment options. So, it’s important to identify, before seeking treatment, which condition you may have.
First, gynecomastia is the result of a change in hormone production. So, those diagnosed usually start to experience the gaining of extra fat cells around the nipple during specific stages of life. Typically, those diagnosed with the condition will start to notice symptoms during specific times in life like puberty or with age.
Second, since gynecomastia is the result of abnormal hormone levels, those who have a normal body fat percentage can be pretty sure they have this condition. While overweight men can too struggle with gynecomastia, it’s normal for fat to accumulate around the breasts with weight gain.
Finally, the developed fat cells can also help to determine whether a person is struggling with a build-up of fatty tissue or dealing with gynecomastia. When a man has gynecomastia in the beginning, smaller stages, it starts to develop only behind the nipple. And, is firmer to the touch; unlike excess fat caused by weight gain which is soft.
Treatment for Gynecomastia
Fortunately, for those who think they may be struggling with excess fat build up around the breasts caused by gynecomastia, there are treatment options available. Men living with this condition may find a reason to show off their bodies once again with the help of a male breast reduction surgery. Here at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, we strive to make all patients as comfortable as possible. And, get the results they’ve always wanted.
If you are ready to rid your life of the symptoms of gynecomastia, we can help. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas. Take the first step and schedule your consultation with Dr. Carp by contacting us today.