Gynecomastia: Male Breasts

Causes of and treatments for gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is abnormal breast tissue growth in men. It can cause tremendous emotional and physical difficulties. Men suffering this problem are embarrassed to go to the gym, the beach, and be in situations where they can't hide under layers of clothes.

The main causes of gynecomastia are:

  1. Hormonal imbalances

  2. Drugs and/or drug side effects

  3. Diet

  4. Idiopathic causes

There are two ways to manage gynecomastia:

  1. Surgical: Removal of the breast tissue, usually under general anesthesia, which has risks.

  2. Medical: This involves finding the root cause of your gynecomastia and correcting it. This path is attractive to many men because it is much safer than gynecomastia surgery.

The most probable cause? Hormones.

Gynecomastia is often caused by too much of the female hormone, estrogen, and not enough of the male hormone, testosterone. This imbalance can be corrected. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could give you the support you need to achieve the optimal state of your health. Correcting hormonal imbalance is important not only for cosmetic reasons but because of the threat of male breast cancer.

If gynecomastia affects you or a loved one, don't wait to get help. Give us a call or visit us at our Long Island, NY or Brooklyn location! We are easily accessible from any borough in New York City, whether you're from Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, or the Bronx.