Gynecomastia Specialist - Scranton, PA
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Since 1999, Dr. Scot McKenna has been treating men with gynecomastia as part of his solo practice. With his patient-first approach, Dr. McKenna will talk you through this simple procedure and target areas based on your needs and goals.
If you’re ready to feel great in your skin, schedule an appointment with Dr. McKenna today.
FAQs on Gynecomastia:
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. Gynecomastia can happen at any age, and is usually characterized by:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- Sometimes excess breast skin
- Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia can occur as a result of several factors, including hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of certain drugs.
What does plastic surgery for gynecomastia look like?
Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is known by the technical name “reduction mammaplasty,” or male breast reduction. The procedure reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola. In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.
Are there any male breast reduction side effects?
After your procedure, you may experience changes in the way you experience sensation in your breasts and nipples. This is often temporary, but can be permanent in some men. If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.
It’s also important to remember that any surgical breast procedure, including male breast reduction, will require incisions that leave scars. While most incision lines are concealed within natural contours, some may be visible and are a necessary result of breast reduction surgery.