Gynecomastia Specialist

Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons located in Doylestown, PA & Cherry Hill, NJ

Gynecomastia, which is the swelling of male breast tissue, is a common condition that makes some men feel embarrassed to take off their shirt in public. Double board-certified surgeon Joseph Tamburrino, MD, offers gynecomastia treatment at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. To learn how gynecomastia treatment can safely and effectively boost your social confidence, call or book a consultation online today.

Gynecomastia Q & A

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes overdeveloped or enlarged breast tissue in men. This condition can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.

Although gynecomastia typically isn’t a serious health problem, it can be difficult to live with. Many men and boys with gynecomastia experience pain in their breasts, especially if excess weight causes them to sag.

Additionally, gynecomastia may cause men to avoid certain physical activities or intimacy in order to hide their condition. As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Tamburrino can help improve your quality of life by safely, effectively, and completely correcting gynecomastia.

What causes gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the result of an imbalance of male and female hormones (estrogen and testosterone). When levels of your female hormone (estrogen) are too high compared to male hormone (testosterone), you may develop gynecomastia.

Certain medications or health conditions, such as hypothyroidism, can lead to gynecomastia. You should see your primary care physician to rule out any underlying medical conditions before scheduling an appointment at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery.

How common is gynecomastia?

Temporary gynecomastia is very common in male infants and adolescent boys going through puberty. During these periods, gynecomastia typically disappears on its own without treatment.

Gynecomastia becomes more prevalent again as men mature. At least one out of every four men age 50-69 have gynecomastia.

How do you treat gynecomastia?

Often, losing weight with diet and exercise is the first step in treating gynecomastia. Other times, your primary care physician may discover an underlying health problem that causes your condition.

If you’ve already taken these steps and are still bothered by the size or appearance of your breasts, Dr. Tamburrino can help.

He offers male breast reduction surgery both in the office and at local hospitals. Depending on your needs, surgery may include:

  • Liposuction
  • Cutting out excess tissue
  • A combination of liposuction and excision

Dr. Tamburrino spends time attentively listening to your particular concerns and aesthetic goals. You can expect him to spend over an hour with you during this initial consultation. Then he recommends the best individualized treatment plan for you.

To schedule your consultation, call Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.