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Are You a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

January 25, 2018

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of glandular breast tissue in males. It can affect males of any age, from puberty to later in life. Many boys experience this condition during puberty, however for most, it goes away on its own. With the many changes happening with a teen’s body, adding gynecomastia to the list can make it hard to feel confident. It is typically recommended to wait a couple of years or so to determine if it will go away on its down before considering a surgical procedure to get rid of it. Older men are also at risk for gynecomastia, when their testosterone levels begin to decline with age.

No matter what age you are, if you are living with the effects of gynecomastia, it can take a negative toll on your self-esteem. At our Orange County plastic surgery office, we specialize in male breast reduction to help remedy your enlarged breasts, so you can feel more comfortable and confident in your body. Below, we have outlined who might be a good candidate.

Ideal Candidates

It is not difficult to be considered a candidate for male breast reduction. If you are a male who is unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, are always trying to find the right clothes conceal your chest, avoid going to the beach or pool, and wish to increase your social confidence, male breast reduction can help make a positive impact on your life. It is important you are in good physical health before undergoing any type of surgical procedure, including male breast reduction.

Some factors that patients should be aware of that may make them poor candidates for this procedure include being severely overweight, certain prior medical conditions, or psychological issues.

At our practice, we aim to provide men with professional, quality gynecomastia treatment, and in order to do so, we must ensure that you are a good candidate. The best way to determine your candidacy is to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Cruise today!

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Dr. Joseph Cruise is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Regarded as one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the world, Dr. Cruise has gynecomastia-specific content that can be found at Dr. Cruise has dedicated his career to cosmetic surgery but has also had extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Joseph Cruise is also a member of the Rhinoplasty Society as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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