Gynecomastia in Westchester NY
When boys or men are subject to an imbalance of estrogen or testosterone in their body, they can experience a swelling of the breast tissue. This condition is quite common and it is clinically known as Gynecomastia. It can affect children, boys going through puberty and older men, manifesting on one or both breasts, as a result of changes in hormone levels.
Even though Gynecomastia is generally not considered a serious problem and has very few complications, its degree may vary from case to case. Many patients experience psychological or emotional problems, as well as lack of self-confidence due to their physical appearance. When it fails to go away on its own, medication or surgery can help.
Surgery may be advised if the patient is still uncomfortable with his breast after initial treatment and observation. Two Gynecomastia surgery alternatives usually are:
- Liposuction: the procedure removes breast fat but not the gland tissue responsible for the abnormal enlargement.
- Mastectomy: small incisions are performed to remove the breast gland tissue for a less invasive procedure that also grants the patient less recovery time.