Is Gynecomastia a warning sign for male breast cancer?

It can be difficult to know if you should have gynecomastia surgery. You can see your enlarged breasts in the mirror and they may embarrass you, but there’s still something that may make you hesitant to decision to pursue surgery.

To help you with this decision, please review these five ways to determine whether or not you should follow through with treatment.

#1: Your Breasts Resemble a Woman’s Breasts

5 Ways to Tell if You Need Gynecomastia Treatment - Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY

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If you have too much breast tissue (puffy nipples, large cup size, and/or hanging of the breasts), you can seek surgery to reduce breast and glandular tissue. Once removed, you will no longer be ashamed of your chest, so you won’t feel self-conscious when you take your shirt off on a hot, summer day.

#2: Drug Use Caused Breasts to Develop

Prescription and illegal drugs can cause men to develop female looking breasts. If you’re in recovery or have stopped using the drugs that caused your breasts to overdevelop, surgery is likely an option. As long as you don’t go back to using the drugs, the results from surgery will be permanent.

#3: Imbalanced Hormones Caused the Growth of Breast Tissue

Speak to your physician about your breast changes. He or she may be able to identify a cause such as a hormonal imbalance. If that is what caused it, the imbalance can be treated so that you can have surgery to get a sleek, sexy, flat chest.

#4: You Suffer from Depression Because of It

Mental illness is serious. If you are suffering from depression, which was prompted by the growth of your breasts, you may want to consider surgery. While you should seek treatment for your depression from a mental health professional, having your breasts reduced may have a positive effect on your mental state.

#5: Lower Quality of Life

You deserve to be happy in life. You should never have to feel ashamed of your body. If you feel this way often because of your gynecomastia, surgery could be a good choice for you. Imagine not having to worry about your chest every time you wear shirts or when you have to take your shirt off; you will feel so much better!

If many of the points addressed resonated with you, it may be a good idea to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified plastic or cosmetic surgeons. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, we pride ourselves in helping men take back their self-esteem with gynecomastia correction surgery.

We have offices in Manhattan NYC and Commack, Long Island. Free consultation appointments are available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Saturdays. Call us now at (212) 206-0023 or (631) 499-1831.

*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program. Surgery may not be the right solution for every person. This page in no way suggests that surgery is the right choice for your unique situation and/or condition.