Portland, ME, November 13 , 2014: Partner at The Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Cederna posted a new blog on the Dr. Verne website entitled, “Male Breast Enlargement, Gynecomastia, Addressed at Plastic Surgery Center.” A condition that affects a large number of pubescent boys, Gynecomastia takes its toll on a boy or man’s confidence.
According to Dr. Cederna, “This condition is an endocrine disorder, which typically develops during puberty. It is not unusual for upwards of 70% of boys to have some gynecomastia development during puberty.” Most cases self correct, as Cederna says, “Fortunately, roughly 75% of those cases resolve within two years of onset as testosterone production naturally increases. And with normal muscular development the chest takes on the desired masculine look.”
In the small percentage of cases that do not resolve naturally, Dr. Cederna says there may be medical conditions such as endocrine disorders, some cancers or Klinefelter syndrome. Cederna states, “These medical conditions may be managed short-term with medications. However, after a two-year period the medications are no longer effective. This is when it becomes appropriate to seek a qualified plastic surgeon.”
Puberty is not the only time men experience breast enlargement. It is often seen in older men, Cederna says “as testosterone production declines.”
“Breast reduction surgery is the only way to effectively correct Gynecomastia”, says Cederna. “Removal of fatty tissue, glandular tissue and excess skin is most often required. Sometime it is also necessary to reduce the areola.” The surgeon will then sculpt and “redefine the chest for a firm, flat appearance” states Cederna, which he says, “restores a man’s confidence immediately.” According to Cederna male breast reduction surgery can be done on a male of any age beyond puberty.
The entire blog can be read at here.
About Dr. Cederna
Dr. Cederna completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Michigan and Northern Michigan University in 1978. He received his MD degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in 1982. Five years of General Surgery training was accomplished at Mount Carmel Mercy Medical Center in Detroit from 1982-1987. His Plastic Surgery training was completed at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine after two additional years in 1989. He began his practice of Plastic Surgery in Maine in 1989.
Dr. Cederna was Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) in 1988. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery for added qualifications in Surgery of the Hand in 1992. He is currently certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic Surgery) 1991.
Dr. Cederna is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Skilled in many areas of plastic surgery, his particular interest is in facial surgery.
About the Plastic Surgery Center
The Plastic Surgery Center is a certified surgical facility, AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.) where we offer you a comfortable and relaxed setting with state-of-the-art technology in cosmetic surgery. We have a highly experienced and professional staff who will help make your time with us a positive experience from the initial consult with Dr. Weisberg or Dr. Cederna and our Patient Care Coordinator, to surgery and then after care. We believe that each person is an individual with unique needs. To meet those needs we are committed to providing and maintaining unparalleled standards of care, excellence, quality, and above all, compassion. Our goal is to help people feel good about themselves by bringing out the beauty that’s been there all along.