Treatment of Gynecomastia after Steroid Use
One of the lasting side effects of anabolic steroid use is a condition called gynecomastia. It refers to enlarged breast tissue in men, but is not the type caused by weight gain (called pseudogynecomastia). With gynecomastia, the breast grows new tissues and some fat deposits, and the new tissue will not respond to weight loss or exercise. Even if you were not a professional bodybuilder but used anabolic steroids to improve your physique, you may develop the condition. Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery can treat gynecomastia after steroid use.
Gynecomastia from Steroids Signs and Symptoms
You may or may not continue to work out, but the development of gynecomastia has a negative impact on your overall well-being. You may no longer feel your physique is masculine and may avoid activities that will require you to remove your shirt. You may dress differently in order to hide the excess bulk of your chest. It can have a detrimental effect on your self-esteem, relationships and mental health.
Signs of gynecomastia after steroid use are:
- Large or rounded breasts that lack muscle definition
- Asymmetrical breasts or nipples
- Expanded/enlarged nipples
- Gyno nipples – swollen, puffy or protruding nipples
Steroid use is one of the most common causes of gynecomastia, but it is not the only cause. Other underlying conditions can cause gynecomastia, and some of them are serious. Only a trained medical practitioner and plastic surgeon can do a full medical history and complete examination to rule out other conditions. Once it is established it is gynecomastia after steroid use, surgery can be scheduled.
Dallas, TX Gyno Surgery
Gynecomastia after steroid use can leave you with many regrets and concerns, but it is not a condition you have to live with. Liposuction, tissue removal, nipple repositioning and chest contouring can all restore your chest to the natural, masculine condition you want. Incisions are as discreet as possible and you will be able to enjoy your favorite activities again.
As one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in Texas, Dr. Azouz is fellowship trained and board certified, with decades of experience in restoring form and function with natural-looking results. Contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today for a consultation.