Man boobs – just those two words alone can make men feel insecure about the size and appearance of their chest.  If you have man boobs (or more politely referred to as gynecomastia), the good news is that you’re not alone.  Over 30,000 American men in 2015 alone underwent some sort of procedure to remove their enlarged breasts.

If you’d like to be one of them, you might find yourself wondering: How permanent is the procedure?  Can man boobs grow back after your gynecomastia treatment?

Treat the Causes First

In a majority of cases, there’s no known reason why some men develop man boobs and others don’t.  A lot of times, man boobs appear during adolescence (thanks, puberty), but tend to disappear after those teenage years are long gone.  However, some men are graced with male breasts for longer, usually due to the following reasons:

  • Obesity
  • Imbalance of testosterone and estrogen levels
  • Decrease of testosterone production (common in older men)
  • Certain medications
  • Tumors
  • Medical conditions
  • Alcoholism
  • Psychological stress
  • And more

If you’re interested in undergoing a gynecomastia treatment, it’s recommended that you treat the underlying medical conditions that may have caused your man boobs.  For example, if weight gain is responsible, commit to a healthy lifestyle before undergoing surgery.  That way, you can prevent male breasts from growing back.

Is It Time For Surgery?

Male breast removal has an incredibly high patient satisfaction rating, with many men reporting that they feel much more confident about themselves.  However, gynecomastia treatments don’t prevent the production of new fat cells; they only treat existing fat tissue.

With that in mind, it’s important for patients to identify and address all the issues that could cause regrowth.  By taking this step, it’s much more likely your gynecomastia treatment will be permanent.

Learn More At South Coast Plastic Surgery

If you’re interested in undergoing a gynecomastia treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song or Dr. David Dorfman at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California.  Together, you and the board certified plastic surgeons will identify the leading factors for your male breast development, as well as steps you can take to minimize your chances for regrowth.

South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County area, call 949-701-4454 to schedule your consultation.