What is Gynecomastia?

SERVING PHILADELPHIA, NEWTOWN SQUARE AND NEARBY AREAS IN PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. David Bottger understands how important a toned upper body is for men. One of the most common procedures he performs for men is a male breast reduction, which is used to treat a condition called gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia, which gives the appearance that a man has breasts, is embarrassing and can prevent you from taking your shirt off in public. People often associate this condition with obesity, but the truth is even men who are at or near their ideal bodyweight can suffer from gynecomastia.

Non-weight-related causes include:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Thyroid and glandular disorders
  • Steroids and other similar medications
  • Illness

Fortunately, Dr. Bottger can help. Male breast reduction is a simple procedure, usually requiring a fairly standard liposuction treatment to remove excess fat cells. If your gynecomastia is caused by a glandular issue, surgery may be required to remove some glandular tissue.

Dr. Bottger is happy to speak to you in person about gynecomastia and your treatment options during a consultation.

If you are considering male breast reduction to treat gynecomastia, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.