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.Request a Consultation
The BEAUTY by BUFORD difference:
At BEAUTY BY BUFORD, the goal is to provide patients with unsurpassed customer service and remarkable results. Under the direction of Board Certified Denver Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gregory A. Buford and the care of his experienced staff members, patients can expect top notch professional care.
The highly trained staff work with breast enhancement patients on a daily basis and are more than familiar with any concerns patients may have about undergoing the surgery. Since patients experience is of great importance to the team, they aim to make patient experience comfortable with as little effort from the patient as possible. Due to such careful care, new and established clients continually give positive feedback about the practice.
In conjunction with excellent customer service, BEAUTY BY BUFORD is medically directed and founded by Dr. Gregory A. Buford. As well as being a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Buford is one of few Plastic Surgeons in the state of Colorado received advanced Fellowship training in Cosmetic Surgery. Limited exclusively to cosmetic surgery, Beauty By Buford specializes in the areas of Breast Enhancement, Body Contouring, and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation. Known for his expertise in breast enhancement, Dr. Buford was elected by his peers to be a member of the MENTOR Worldwide Education Council and serve on MENTOR LEADS Advisory Board.
About Dr. Gregory Buford, MD, FACS
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
FELLOWSHIPS: Fellow, American College of Surgeons
TRAINER/CONSULTANT: Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant, BOTOX Cosmetic Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant, Perlane Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant, Restylane Director, Lumenis Laser National Training Center Director, BOTOX Cosmetic National Training Center Member, VASER National Physician Training Panel
Dr. Gregory Buford is a graduate of the aker/Stuzin/Baker Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Miami. He holds higher degrees from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego. The Consumers' Research Council of America named Dr. Buford one of "America’s Top Surgeons" in 2006. A native of Portland, Oregon, Dr. Buford now lives and works in the Denver area and enjoys the abundant outdoor pastimes of the Rocky Mountain Region, writing and cooking.
Nationally recognized author Dr. Gregory Buford teams with Steven House to formulate a practitioner's guide to the aesthetic industry in BEAUTY and the BUSINESS. In today's fast-paced, online shopping environment, aesthetic practitioners have but a moment to capture consumers attention and market themselves successfully. Building upon a foundation of traditional customer service requisites, Dr. Buford and House stress the importance of technology, the internet and social networking. BEAUTY and the BUSINESS touches on key points to making a practice thrive: how to analyze and engage the market, draw feedback, and adapt at a rate of change at least as fast as the market itself is evolving.