What Is Gynecomastia?

When excess fat builds up in the male breasts, it can cause the appearance of “man boobs.” This can give the male chest an unflattering look. When excess glandular tissue causes increased volume in the male breasts, it is a sign of a condition known as gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia primarily affects young men, but is common amongst older men as well. Though it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of gynecomastia in a patient, there are multiple factors that contribute to its formation. This can include hormonal imbalances, recreational drug use, and obesity. Gynecomastia can also be hereditary.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Johnny Franco has treated countless patients who suffer from gynecomastia and has provided them with a smooth and appealing chest that they can feel confident about. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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