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Massachusetts Male Breast Reduction: Is It for You? Joseph A Russo, MD

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While plastic surgery is mostly dominated by women, male patients are now increasing in number when it comes to male breast reduction in treating the over-development of male breasts, also known as gynecomastia. Dr. Joseph Russo is a top notch Massachusetts male breast reduction surgeon who understands what it feels like for males to be embarrassed about taking their shirt off in public.

Both the Young and the Old

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 40 to 60 percent of the male population are affected with gynecomastia – from adolescent boys to older men. The condition could affect one or both of the breasts in gynecomastia. One of the difficulties in treating gynecomastia lies in the fact that its exact cause is unknown. While diet and lifestyle could contribute to its development,  the use of medications which could affect hormone levels are also thought to result to gynecomastia.

Is Male Breast Reduction for You?

The idea of going under the knife for one’s  breasts to be surgically reduced may not be a welcoming idea for men. However, gynecomastia or the overdevelopment of male breast is now so common amongst males that more men are looking into surgical ways to treat such condition. A Paramus male breast reduction surgery by Dr. Russo  is one of the most effective ways to reduce the appearance of gynecomastia.

If you have the following characteristics, you are most likely suffering from gynecomastia:

  • appearance of excess fat in one or both breasts

  • appearance of glandular tissue in one or both breasts

  • appearance of excess glandular fat and/or tissue in the breast area

Male breast reduction is excellent for you if:

  • you are physically and mentally healthy/ no existing illness which might affect surgical outcomes

  • your weight is relatively stable for the past 6 months

  • you have realistic expectations and a positive outlook of the surgery

Arrange a cosmetic consultation with a board-certified Boston plastic surgeon like Dr. Joseph Russo . We will listen to your concerns, educate you about what is available for you, and make recommendations. Call today to book your appointment with us! Contact (617) 964-1440 or fill out this contact form.


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Your body is constantly changing. Gravity, age, and the elements are constantly pulling at you. But you are not alone in this fight. The doctors and aesthetic experts at Joseph A Russo, MD are also in constant motion, relentlessly innovating better ways to overcome the entropic effects of time and gravity.