Illicit Drugs and Gynecomastia

Illicit drugs are a common cause of gynecomastia – a condition in which excessive tissue in the chest produces the appearance of breasts in men. Among those most often cited as increasing risks for this emasculating and embarrassing condition are methadone, heroin, and amphetamines. Marijuana has also been linked to gynecomastia along with lower testosterone levels and other issues related to endocrine disruption.

If you are a man living in Salem or surrounding parts of New Hampshire who is suffering the physical and emotional issues brought about by gynecomastia, call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson at 603-882-2103 to learn more about your options.

Treating Gynecomastia

Dr. Chatson offers male breast reduction to restore a masculine and toned appearance to men impacted by gynecomastia. Depending on your specific needs, treatment may entail fat removal with liposuction or the removal of glandular tissue. If your gynecomastia is the result of drug use, lifestyle changes will be necessary as well to ensure positive results. The best way to learn what will be required for the ideal contouring of your upper body is by contacting Dr. Chatson and scheduling a consultation today.

To schedule your male breast reduction consultation at our Nashua office, please contact George P. Chatson, MD today.  

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