What is Male Gynecomastia? aka, “Puffy Nipples”

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What is Male Gynecomastia? Male Gynecomastia is a common condition in men and boys where the breast tissue swell due to an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. This can affect one or both breasts and sometimes leave them uneven. Boys going through puberty and older men are prime targets due to the imbalance of hormone levels at these times. However, there are other causes that also exist like heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs.

Luckily this isn’t life threatening, but it can be a major blow to a man’s confidence and self image. It is common for men to have some pain, feel embarrassed and even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy to hide their condition. In some cases this condition can go away on its own. In many cases however, plastic surgery may be needed to resolve the issue.

For guys this can be a very difficult issue especially because it is so rare in men. Also, men rarely even discuss topics like this with each other. So the psychological pain and suffering can go on unnecessarily for a very long time. However, it is important for men to know that they are not alone and something can be done to help.  If you are a man that happens to be experiencing male Gynecomastia, or are the friend of someone that is, please contact Morrison Plastic Surgery so we can help remedy the situation! 

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