GynecomastiaGynecomastia is the development of large breasts in males. Often, young males going through puberty will experience gynecomastia, and it becomes a concern if it does not resolve within two years of its onset. Expansion of the areola or asymmetrical chest tissue are also signs of the condition.

For many males, this is a major concern or source of psychological distress. There are a variety of causes behind gynecomastia with nearly a quarter of cases being a mystery. Some the more common issues that cause abnormal breast growth in males are conditions that interfere with normal testosterone production, such as hypogonadism. Males who are concerned about the appearance of an abnormally large chest should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Michelle Place, who may recommend male breast reduction.

If you would like to discuss the details of gynecomastia further, please contact our office in Danville.