Pseudogynecomastia is the accumulation of fatty tissue in male breasts, often referred to as “man boobs.” It is usually caused by being overweight, although the amount of fat in the breast may be disproportionate to your overall size. In other words, you do not need to be obese to have pseudogynecomastia. Usually, the fat will accumulate around the nipple area. Pseudogynecomastia may respond to weight loss and exercise, but if it does not, Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers pseudogynecomastia treatment in Dallas, TX.
Pseudogynecomastia differs from true gynecomastia. With gynecomastia, new tissue grows behind the nipple and in the breast, although some fatty tissue is also present. With pseudogynecomastia, the enlarged breast is caused by the storage of excess fat. This does not make pseudogynecomastia any less difficult to live with. It can be a source of embarrassment, poor self-image and self-isolation. You may avoid social situations and activities you enjoy because of your enlarged breasts.
Typical symptoms of pseudogynecomastia are:
- Breasts that enlarged with weight gain
- Rounded breasts that are pliable but feel rubbery
- Protruding or enlarged nipples
- Asymmetrical breasts
It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia, especially if you are a teenager or an adult who has not experienced much weight gain. Previous use of anabolic steroids can create additional confusion. Additionally, there can be many causes of gynecomastia, and some can be quite serious. It is important to consult with a plastic surgeon and provide a thorough medical history to determine if you have pseudogynecomastia. Once confirmed, both gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia can be surgically treated.
Pseudogynecomastia Surgery in Plano, Richardson
For some men in Plano and Richardson, TX, weight loss will help pseudogynecomastia, but in severe or stubborn cases, pseudogynecomastia surgery will be needed to recontour the chest into a masculine appearance. Liposuction can remove fatty deposits, but if the skin has stretched, it will need to be tightened. Asymmetry can be corrected and nipples can be moved to restore a natural and balanced look.
If you are living with pseudogynecomastia, Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery can help you. Fellowship trained and board certified, Dr. Azouz’s caring and compassionate treatment makes him one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in Dallas, and people travel from all over Texas and the surrounding states for his skill and artistry. Contact the office today to schedule a consultation for pseudogynecomastia treatment.