Mark X. Lowney, MD, FACOG offers Male Breast Reduction near Fall River, MA

About Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlargement of the male breast. While enlarged breasts are a normal transient occurrence in about 70% of boys going through puberty, only 1% of adult men experience the condition in varying degrees. It is important that a physician determines if the enlargement is a result of abnormal breast glands or if the problem is an excess amount of fat in the breast area due to weight gain. It is also possible that intense chest workouts can cause breasts to appear more prominent because of increased bulk in the pectoral muscles underneath the breasts. Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age, but may be discouraged for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or weight loss. Men who drink a lot of alcohol or use marijuana are usually not considered good candidates for surgery. Alcohol and marijuana are known to be associated strongly with the condition, as well as current or prior use of anabolic steroids. A good plastic surgeon will require that the patient discontinues use of any of those substances before considering surgery.

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Mark X. Lowney, MD, FACOG

EXPERIENCE:

Private practice in OB/GYN, Fall River, MA (1993-present)

Board Status: Board Certified, passed oral boards in November 1995

TRAINING:
Internship: Rhode Island Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI (1989-1990)

Residency:
Brown University affiliated, Woman and Infant’s Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI (1990-1993)

EDUCATION:
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
B.S. Biology 1985
Honors:
Graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.8 GPA)
Activities:
Alpha Epsilon Delta – Premedical Society


University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Doctor of Medicine, 1989
Honors:
Connecticut Society of American Board OB/GYN, Inc
Outstanding aptitude award for OB/GYN
AFFILIATIONS:
American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Christian Medical and Dental Association
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals
Clinical preceptor of graduate program in nursing
International Society of Cosmetogynecologists
A Woman’s Concern Pregnancy Health Center, medical director
CareNet of Rhode Island, medical director
Woman To Woman Support Network, Inc, trustee
Founder of The Agape Medical and Laser Rejuvenation Center


HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:
Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, MA
St Anne’s Hospital, Fall River, MA
Woman and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI




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