Here’s the truth – Gynecomastia is very common. About one-third or more of American males of all ages have a condition called gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Swollen breast tissue in boys or men is usually caused by a hormone imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. It can affect one or both breasts. Newborn males, boys going through puberty and older men aged 50 to 80 may develop gynecomastia as a result of normal changes in hormone levels, obesity, alcoholism, drug use and certain prescription medications. Gynecomastia isn't a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with. It sometimes causes breast pain and often causes embarrassment. Be reassured that all cases can be managed by removal of the extra breast tissue. A small incision around the border of the pigmented areola is used to provide access to remove the fatty tissue. Healing is very fast and scars are typically inconspicuous, fading quickly after a few months. Downtime is minimal and you may return to vigorous exercise within a few weeks Gynecomastia correction is the most common surgical procedure for men after liposuction. Dr. Zienowicz is a recognized expert in this type of surgery and performs many Gynecomastia procedures each month.

If would like more information on how Dr. Zienowicz has performed Gynecomastia procedures with beautiful results for men throughout Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, please contact our office at 401.453.0120 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or use our convenient online Request a Consultation form.