Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breast enlargement. It is a condition that can result in a female-like chest due to the abnormal growth of breast tissue. In many cases, gynecomastia is caused by an underlying hormonal imbalance. This condition can also be caused by certain drugs, steroids, major weight gain or loss, and genetics. Men with this issue can feel anxious and self-conscious. This is why board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kirk Moore offers this cosmetic breast treatment for men who have gynecomastia. This cosmetic treatment has a very high rate of success. It is one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries for men available at Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah in Midvale, UT.
"Such a great office, they are very friendly answer all your questions, and are very flexible. Highly recommend them. Take such great care of your skin to make you look beautiful."- C.J. / Google / Mar 06, 2019
"Words cannot describe how grateful I am to Dr. Moore and his amazing staff. I have NEVER felt more confident and well taken care of. His procedure and technique is absolutely incredible and makes it so that you can literally get back to real life in no time! I was working the day after my breast augmentation! I look and feel so natural. I cannot recommend them enough. Do NOT go anywhere else. Their prices are fair, and they are kind and professional. I wish I would have done this years ago!! Thank you Just The Right Curves! I am in LOVE!!"- T.R. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"I am so pleased with my results so far. - I had such an amazing experience at Dr. Kirk Moore’s office.I am so pleased with my results so far.The staff was so friendly and kind, and they made me feel so comfortable.The room was so nice and clean, they even brought me lunch. And the whole time I got to watch a movie!I have been to another office and I wasn’t happy at all.They treated me awful! In fact I was treated with a attitude that I felt fat.They didn’t provide lunch, even a water.They didn’t provide a movie anything so I definitely wasn't comfortable.So I decided to go somewhere else and I’m so happy that I did.Because I am so happy.I have told all my friends and family about Dr. Kirk Moore’s office.And I’ve already had a few friends go there.I truly had such an amazing experience with this office.I wish I would of gone there first.The girl that did my procedure was so knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable.She suggested to start with a few different areas, and I’m so glad I did.When I left Dr. Kirk Moore’s office I was so excited by the way I was treated.Customer service is one of the most important things in a business.I felt like they were my friends.When I set the appointment time up, they definitely treated me so kind on the phone.They answered all my questions and talked to me about what I should expect for that day.They let me pick a movie and even brought me lunch!!I truly had the best experience!!!I wish they had 2 machines so friends could go together.I have already made my next appointment.And the next day, they called me to see how I was feeling."- S. / RealSelf / Feb 07, 2020
"I Had an Amazing Experience - The staff is wonderful. They are the best. Very experienced and professional. They make you feel comfortable in any way they can. Definitely would recommend them to anyone who is interested in getting CoolSculpting."- G. / RealSelf / Feb 06, 2020
"I just want to thank Dr. Moore and his staff. I had an amazing experience and my breast implants look amazing, and feel so real. He was very caring and did such an amazing job. I highly recommend them. I am very grateful. Thank you so much."- J.W. / Google / Jan 01, 2020
Gynecomastia Ideal Candidates
Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure for men who have visible excess breast tissue that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise. If you feel anxiety or are bothered by the look of your chest (while being at a steady weight), you may benefit from receiving this surgery at our plastic surgery office, Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah. Male teens could also benefit from gynecomastia surgery; however, a future procedure may be necessary later during adulthood if new breast tissue continues to grow. During your first appointment with board-certified surgeon Dr. Moore, treatment options will be presented and may include the likelihood of having surgery to repair the condition.
Gynecomastia Surgical Technique
Fat removal is often utilized during gynecomastia surgery. Performed under general anesthesia, liposuction removes excess fat from the chest wall. Next, any loose or wrinkled skin will be excised to create a tighter appearance, and then the nipple will be placed into a more adequate position in relation to the chest. In most cases, this technique requires a small incision near the glandular tissue. Once the fat and loose skin have been addressed, Dr. Moore will tighten the remaining skin.
What To Expect with Gynecomastia
After your gynecomastia treatment, the chest will be wrapped with a medical garment to help reduce swelling. In advanced cases where a more invasive technique was used, a drainage tube may be inserted to assist with fluid. The results following gynecomastia treatment are immediately seen, and most patients are extremely pleased with the physical change. The incisions made during this procedure take a few weeks to heal and scarring is usually barely visible. With your enhanced chest, you can get clearance from Dr. Moore to continue exercise and strength training, which will assist in complementing the final outcome.
Gynecomastia Frequently Asked Questions
How much does male breast reduction cost?
Gynecomastia is a medical issue that requires the keen eye of a skilled doctor. This is why it is important for patients to focus on getting quality results over lower costs. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Dr. Kirk Moore accepts many payment methods. We can also help you find low-interest medical financing to make your treatment affordable.
What causes gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by a disruption in hormone balance. Most often, gynecomastia is linked to the long-term use of anabolic steroids or androgens. It can also be caused by using illegal drugs, like heroin and marijuana. Gynecomastia may also be caused by certain health conditions (for example, hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, and tumors), as well as some medications (such as highly active antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, anti-anxiety medications, and chemotherapy).
How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is characterized by an excess of breast tissue growth in the male chest, which may cause pain, swelling, and tenderness. Some men can experience false gynecomastia (also known as pseudogynecomastia) so Dr. Moore encourages patients to try to lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise before seeking treatment for gynecomastia. If you still have enlarged breasts while at a healthy weight, Dr. Moore can perform an examination and tests to diagnosis your gynecomastia. This may include blood tests, a mammogram, or a biopsy to rule out other conditions, like breast cancer and mastitis (infection of the breast tissue).
Can gynecomastia be treated with exercise or pills?
The most effective treatment for gynecomastia is male breast reduction surgery. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any medications to treat gynecomastia. While they are not approved for the treatment of gynecomastia, some breast cancer medications, like Tamoxifen or Raloxifene, may have limited effects. Strength training to build the pectoral muscles cannot reduce the amount of breast tissue and may result in the breasts appearing even larger.
Will this fix puffy or pointy nipples?
Glandular gynecomastia can cause puffy or pointy nipples. If this is a concern for you, please talk to Dr. Moore during your consultation. He will customize your treatment plan to use the best technique and incision pattern to correct your nipples. Large areolas can also be reduced during male breast reduction surgery. It's important to be open and honest with Dr. Moore about your needs and goals during your consultation. This way, he can ensure your satisfaction with your results.
Plan Your Procedure
MEND your Masculine Chest
If you suffer from the effects of gynecomastia, we welcome you to contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moore and learn more about our male breast reduction surgery at Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah. After treatment for gynecomastia, you can stop covering up your chest at the gym or pool. We have helped many Midvale, UT men recover from their gynecomastia and have enjoyed watching them regain their self-confidence following treatment.