Gynecomastia — More Common Than You Think

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For many men, the appearance of their chest is a source of low self-confidence. Sometimes, despite working out and eating right, the pectoral area can have extra fat and fatty tissue that won’t budge, leading to a feminine appearance.

With summer around the corner, now is the time to explore gynecomastia surgery, or a male breast reduction, in metro Detroit. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure.

You’re not alone

It is estimated that over 50 percent of males suffer with gynecomastia, according to the National Institute of Health.

Though not harmful to your health, gynecomastia can cause emotional distress. The condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal imbalance, certain medications and steroids, hyperthyroidism or simply genetics.

However, a chiseled chest can be yours with a male breast reduction. This outpatient procedure involves removing excess fat in the chest through liposuction as well as glandular tissue to tone, tighten and contour the pecs for a masculine appearance. Patients can expect to take several days off of work after the procedure for rest, and results can typically be seen within a week following surgery, with final results in three months.

A male breast reduction can be performed as a standalone treatment or combined with other invasive procedures. Further, Dr. Lofman’s plastic surgery practice now offers a state-of-the-art medical spa, with services that can complement your surgical procedure and help you feel your most confident from head to toe.

As always, a consultation with Dr. Lofman can help determine which procedures are right for you based on your unique concerns and body type.

Gynecomastia surgery in Michigan

Dr. Andrew Lofman has been helping men attain the physical appearance they desire for nearly 15 years and specializes in male breast reduction in Michigan.

As a RealSelf Top Doctor, HOUR Detroit “Top Doc,” and Top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lofman understands what it takes to deliver outstanding results for his patients. In addition to gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Lofman is an expert in tummy tucks, breast augmentation, eyelid lift, liposuction, mommy makeover, facelift and arm lift. And his patients are consistently pleased with not only their results, but the level of skill and compassion Dr. Lofman has.

If you wish to learn more about procedures that are right for you, please contact our office today for your appointment. We look forward to helping you look and feel your most confident this summer — and always!