Sometimes male breast tissue becomes inflamed or swollen due to factors such as hormonal imbalance, the aging process, or certain medications. Dr. Mesna offers gynecomastia treatment at his Minneapolis, MN, office to reduce the size of the male breast, while treating any underlying issues to ensure that the condition does not recur.
Some patients may elect to undergo procedures including liposuction in conjunction with gynecomastia treatment for optimal cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Mesna prides himself on the quality of his work and the satisfaction his clients derive from their results.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
The endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones that control and regulate our sleep, mood, metabolism, sexual function, and many other bodily functions.
When there is an imbalance in the endocrine system, our bodies tend to produce unnecessary chemicals, which manifest themselves in different ways. For men with gynecomastia, the endocrine system produces too much estrogen – the hormone responsible for the development of female organs. When this happens, breast tissue can begin to develop, just as it would for a female.
Dr. Mesna prides himself on the quality of his work and the satisfaction his clients derive from their results.
This can be psychologically detrimental for men with gynecomastia, and their self-esteem may be negatively affected. Dr. Mesna cares deeply about his patients’ needs, and his sincere desire is to help bolster their self-esteem, which is why he offers state-of-the-art treatments for gynecomastia.
There are various treatment options for gynecomastia patients, and Dr. Mesna will examine and evaluate your unique condition before recommending treatment. Certain cases can be effectively treated with simple diet and lifestyle modifications, while other cases may require liposuction, or surgical removal of excess tissue. Your condition may be treatable with certain selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). If your gynecomastia is accompanied by painful breast tissue, Dr. Mesna may recommend Tamoxifen to ease discomfort.
Chronic gynecomastia that does not respond to lifestyle changes or medication may require surgeries including:
- Subcutaneous mastectomy
- Liposuction-assisted mastectomy
- Laser-assisted liposuction
Dr. Mesna will consider a number of factors before recommending gynecomastia correction surgery. You must be generally healthy, possess good skin elasticity, and not currently be taking anabolic steroids or consuming alcohol on a regular basis. Patients with obesity-related gynecomastia may not be candidates for surgical correction. However, Dr. Mesna cannot make this determination until you come to the office for a consultation.
If you find yourself constantly embarrassed or insecure about your appearance without your shirt on, Dr. Mesna is here to help you reclaim your confidence.
Schedule Your Consultation
In most cases, gynecomastia is not physically harmful, and may be rather easy to treat; with the right diet and lifestyle, gynecomastia may even subside on its own. Whatever the case, the first step is to contact Dr. Mesna and schedule a consultation. As Dr. Mesna evaluates your case, he can develop a treatment plan that will deliver the most effective solution for you.