Article on Male Breast Reduction Highlights the Important Difference between Gynecomastia and Pseudo-Gynecomastia, Says Beverly Hills Physicians

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles plastic surgery group explains that while gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia may manifest in similar ways, they are caused by different things, and the treatment approach must reflect that.

The results of several gynecomastia procedures performed by BHP.

In addition to surgery to correct gynecomastia, male patients commonly request procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose job), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and Botox.

According to an article published October 29th by the Cleveland Clinic, men who have particularly large or feminine looking breasts are some of the most common male patients seeking plastic surgery. Yet, the article explains that these large breasts can be caused by several different factors. The article explains that one of the common causes is called gynecomastia, a benign enlargement of the breasts often caused by a problem with the glands or a hormone imbalance. Other patients, the article explains, simply have what’s called pseudo gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts caused by a normal build-up of fat that has more to do with general weight problems rather than hormones. According to Los Angeles area plastic surgery group, Beverly Hills Physicians, gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia require distinct treatment approaches:

  • Gynecomastia – Beverly Hills Physicians explains that gynecomastia is characterized by the male breasts being enlarged more than would be with normal weight gain. They explain that gynecomastia is often due to hormonal imbalances, and in addition to enlargement, it can lead to tenderness or pain. Because gynecomastia is caused by glandular enlargement in addition to fat, treatment often requires removal of both the fat, and some of the glandular tissue.
  • Pseudo-Gynecomastia – Beverly Hills Physicians notes that, while enlarged breasts may cause the same physical or social discomfort no matter what is causing them, it is often the case that it is fat alone that is making the breasts look more feminine. An uneven build-up of fat during a weight gain may cause male breasts to become larger in proportion to other parts of the body. Rather than having to remove any glandular tissue, this can be corrected with targeted liposuction. In fact, Beverly Hills Physicians explains that liposuction, for pockets of fat all over the body, is increasing in popularity with the male and female patients alike. While they are quick to note that liposuction is never intended to be a solution to a weight problem, it can be extremely effective at removing fat in certain areas where it tends to build up more than others.

While many unfamiliar with plastic surgery think that it is something only elected by females, more and more male patients are seeing the advantages of plastic and cosmetic surgery each and every year. Beverly Hills Physicians notes that, in addition to male breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia, male patients often request procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose job), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and Botox. To learn more about these procedures, and the success that Beverly Hills Physicians has had with their male patients, call the medical group today at 800-788-1416, or visit BHP online at http://www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com.

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