Moob Reduction, Anyone?
In the U.K., Moob Reductions have increased by over a thousand percent during the last five years, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) recent annual conference.
The medical term for over-developed male breasts is gynecomastia although this term is also used to refer to the procedure for removing the excess tissue. Dr. Rai at the Cosmetic Surgical Center offers this increasingly popular procedure. Over-developed male breasts can occur at any age, although it happens most often over the age of 50 or so.
Gynecomastia is often related to overall weight gain, with excess fat being responsible for the large shapes. It can also be caused by an increase of glandular tissue which may be tender or painful. In these cases, weight loss will not reduce the breast size.
In cases where large weight loss has been accomplished, there can be sagging tissue on the chest, known as chest ptosis. In adolescent boys, it is not always caused by obesity, but by hormonal changes, and will usually disappear by the time they are adults. Each case of gynecomastia is individual – a unique combination of fatty tissue and glandular tissue.
Other popular male cosmetic surgery procedures are liposuction and abdominoplasty.
If you would like to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Rai, please contact our cosmetic surgery office today and we will be happy to set one up at a convenient time for you.