Is Gynecomastia Pain Normal?

Gynecomastia can be an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition that affects male breast tissue. When you have a buildup of excess fat and tissue in your chest, it can have serious effects on your confidence and self-esteem. But what about gynecomastia pain?

At Linville Plastic Surgery, we specialize in the cosmetic procedures necessary to get rid of gynecomastia and help restore patients back to their confident selves. One thing that patients are worried about, however, is whether gynecomastia pain is normal. Together we’ll answer your questions, and guide you to proper treatment solutions for your gynecomastia condition. To learn more about Gynecomastia reduction, contact Dr. Linville at your earliest convenience.

Gynecomastia Symptoms

First, it’s important to decide whether the symptoms you’re experiencing are part of gynecomastia, or if additional diagnoses are needed. Some of the common symptoms of gynecomastia include:

  • Swelling of the breast glands
  • Tenderness in the breast area
  • Enlargement of the areolas
  • Breasts may become asymmetrical
  • Pain or nipple discharge may occur

Typically, pain is not always normal. If you are experiencing pain, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a doctor right away. It may be possible that your pain is a sign of something other than gynecomastia, such as a cyst or mastitis. Medical News Today recommends that you seek gynecomastia treatment regardless of the severity of your symptoms – and our professionals agree.

Gynecomastia Treatment Options

The cause of your gynecomastia, as well as the intensity of the symptoms, determines which type of treatment is best. In some cases, the condition can be caused by weight gain or a hormonal imbalance. Other times, drugs and alcohol, or other medical conditions, can contribute to the development of gynecomastia.

Treatments may include:

  • Medication, typically something prescribed to reduce inflammation
  • Hormone therapy, to block the overproduction of estrogen, if the cause of gynecomastia is hormonal
  • Breast reduction surgery, which is the most progressive and successful solution to gynecomastia that has lasted for a year or more

At the office of Dr. Cain Linville, we specialize in gynecomastia reduction. This is a specialized procedure that will reduce the effects of gynecomastia and prevent the tissue from swelling again in the future. If you are experiencing gynecomastia pain, reach out to our team at Linville plastic surgery in Houston.

Gynecomastia Breast Reduction Procedure

Whether your gynecomastia has gotten out of hand with increased breast tissue or swelling that has started to cause gynecomastia pain, it may be time to invest in this leading surgical procedure to get rid of those symptoms entirely. Dr. Linville is proud of the way the results of the surgery can uplift men’s spirits and help them restore confidence in their body again.

The procedure starts out as liposuction surgery, in which Dr. Linville carefully removes fat and tissue from the body. WebMD reports that this is a common treatment practice that must take place if the gynecomastia does not go away on its own. This procedure has a high success rate that makes it easier to transform the chest back to how it was before the symptoms began.

Requirements For Candidacy

Wondering if you’ll be a good fit for our gynecomastia procedure? Most patients are! All we ask is that you fit the following requirements. You must be:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • A non-smoker
  • In good health

Most patients with overall good health are able to schedule a gynecomastia breast reduction consultation with no problem. If you feel that you fit the bill, please reach out to us ASAP to start your journey back to self-confidence and cosmetic comfort.

Treat Gynecomastia Pain Today

At Linville Plastic Surgery, we appreciate the beauty of self-esteem. We want to help you get yours back by reducing gynecomastia symptoms and restoring your chest to the way it’s supposed to be. We’ve got your back – and your chest. Contact us online, or give us a call at (713) 300-2567 to set an appointment.