While plastic surgery is mostly dominated by women, male patients are now increasing in number when it comes to male breast reduction in treating the overdevelopment of male breasts, also known as gynecomastia. Dr. Alan Serure is a top notch Miami male breast reduction surgeon who understands what it feels like for males to be embarrassed about taking their shirt off in public.
The Numbers Say It All
According to the BBC, there were 790 men in the UK who went under the knife for gynecomastia treatment, almost more than twice the men who sought male breast reduction 5 years earlier. On the other hand, male breast reduction ranks 4th in the top 5 plastic surgery procedures among males in the US.
Both the Young and the Old
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 40 to 60 percent of the male population are affected by gynecomastia – from adolescent boys to older men. The condition could affect one or both of the breasts in gynecomastia. One of the difficulties in treating gynecomastia lies in the fact that its exact cause is unknown. While diet and lifestyle could contribute to its development, the use of medications which could affect hormone levels are also thought to result to gynecomastia.
For more information on male breast reduction in Miami, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Serure by calling (305) 669-0184 or by filling out this contact form.