Recently, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported that male breast reduction inquiries are up as much as 65 percent over last year — a figure that doesn’t surprise Dr. Erwin Bulan. The doctor has seen a noticeable uptick in the number of men seeking treatment for enlarged breasts. Luckily, his patients are in good hands; Dr. Bulan is one of the Northern New Jersey area’s leading male breast reduction surgeons.
Up to 40 Percent of Men Have Enlarged Breasts
Experts believe that as many as 40 percent of men have gynecomastia, or overdeveloped, woman-like breasts. Hormonal imbalance is thought to be the cause, although certain medications, health conditions and illicit drugs can also trigger the development of excess breast tissue.
For the most part, gynecomastia is harmless (in rare cases, it indicates an underlying medical condition) yet devastating for a man’s self-image and confidence. The appearance of oversized breasts can be particularly bothersome to men that want to maintain an active, youthful and attractive appearance. These men can find it difficult to date or participate in social activities because their oversized breasts hold them back. It is common for men to tell Dr. Bulan in consultation that they have spent years worrying about the appearance of their breasts.
Losing weight can help improve certain cases where the excess breast tissue is fat, but it won’t affect men whose breasts have excess glandular tissue. When diet and exercise fail to have the desired results, the only solution to oversized, feminine-like breasts is surgical treatment.
How Dr. Bulan Can Help
Dr. Bulan performs male breast reduction, during which he removes excess tissue on the chest to give it a flatter and firmer appearance. Depending on the type of tissue, Dr. Bulan may use surgical excision techniques, liposuction or both during the operation.
Most men that express an interest in gynecomastia surgery tend to be between the ages of 18 and 34 — but Dr. Bulan is happy to discuss the procedure with anyone that is interested. During a consultation, he will examine the breasts to determine whether they have excess fat tissue, glandular tissue or both. Then, Dr. Bulan will discuss options for treatment.
To schedule a gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Bulan, please call (973) 467-9744 today.