“Man boobs” or Gynecomastia affects roughly 6 out of 10 males of all ages. It is a very common condition that comes in varying degrees. If you think you are suffering from enlarged male breasts, here is a quick quiz to see if you may have it:
- Do you have swelling of the nipples?
- Does the breast gland often have a firm or rubbery texture?
- Do you have pain or tenderness?
- Do you have excess skin or ptosis (or sagging) of the male breast?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions, you may have this problem. If you are uncertain, you should contact our office for a complimentary virtual evaluation with a surgeon. Our board certified surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating it
It is classified into different “grades” based on certain characteristics. There are four types of diagnosis:
- Grade 1: This is the mildest form, where the breast tissue is slightly enlarged and the nipples may be slightly puffy.
- Grade 2: This is a moderate form, where the breast tissue is more enlarged and the nipples may be more puffy.
- Grade 3: This is a severe form, where the breast tissue is significantly enlarged and the nipples may be very puffy causing the breast gland to point downwards.
- Grade 4: This is the most severe form, where the breast tissue is very large and may hang down from the chest. The surgical approach to grade IV that would achieve the best cosmetic result would be a bilateral mastectomy (breast removal) with free nipple grafting. In this procedure, the entire breast fat, gland, and excess skin is excised.
Dr. Marc Adajar is a Board Certified Surgeon who specializes in this surgery, and is considered one of the best Gynecomastia surgeons in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Adajar specializes in the male physique and performing a variety of cosmetic treatments, such as liposuction, gland excision, and male breast reduction. He works with each patient to tailor a treatment plan that meets their individual needs and goals. With his expertise, Dr. Adajar is able to provide the most optimal outcome for his patients.