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Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Gynecomastia refers to enlarged or over-developed breasts in men. This condition can occur at any age and can be caused by genetics, obesity, the use of certain drugs, or hormonal changes.
A male breast reduction allows you to restore a naturally masculine appearance to the chest and it is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia. This procedure will remove excess glandular tissue and fat to offer a firmer, flatter chest, with manly contours.
Gynecomastia is a condition which brings embarrassment to some men. It can affect a person's self-confidence.
Some men might avoid certain types of intimacy or physical activities to try and hide this condition.
Around half the men in the United States have some degree of gynecomastia during their lifetime. This condition can occur at any age. It is possible to perform male breast reduction on men of any age, from teenagers to adult men.
How to Treat Enlarged Male Breasts
Although losing weight can help reduce the appearance of male breasts, excess glandular tissue can remain.
Which means that even a slim patient can have enlarged breasts. And with no non-surgical way of doing anything about the problem. The more weight the patient loses, the more out of proportion his breasts are going to look.
Male breast reduction is the only effective treatment which offers long-lasting results. After the gynecomastia surgery, many patients report more self-esteem. They say they are happy to go shirtless for the first time in years.
Perhaps you are self-conscious or uncomfortable about your chest. Maybe you avoid specific activities because of how your chest looks. If so, you might wish to learn more about male breast reduction. Our board-certified plastic surgeon can perform this procedure. The results are immediate and dramatic, with minimal scarring.
Male breast reduction is a straightforward procedure. Provides excellent results.
Severe cases of gynecomastia might need surgical tissue excision to get the best results. Patients with sagging stretched skin around the breasts will often need this too. During a male breast reduction, we remove more glandular tissue and skin by performing tissue excisions than by doing liposuction alone.
The Male Breast Surgery Procedure
The exact length and location of the incisions depend on how much surgery the patient needs. Usually around the edge of the areola or else in the natural creases of the chest. This means the resulting scars will be as small and inconspicuous as possible. This procedure is an outpatient procedure. Under either local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthetic.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery
The recovery from gynecomastia is like the recovery from liposuction. But patients should expect to feel some soreness and see some swelling. Patients return to work a week after the procedure. They are allowed to return to exercise after a couple of weeks.
After this surgery, you should notice an improvement in the appearance and shape of your chest right away. It might be sore for a few days but there is not usually much pain. If you do have discomfort or pain, you can take oral pain medication.
Because the excess fat and skin tissues are removed, along with glandular tissue, the results are permanent. If you feel embarrassed because of enlarged or over-developed breasts, male breast reduction surgery could be the ideal solution for you.