Male Breast Reduction May be the Solution You’ve Been Hoping For
Male breasts can make a man feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Your situation doesn’t have to be permanent – your chest can look natural and more masculine with help from an experienced plastic surgeon. In today’s world, thanks to advances in medical technology, getting male breast reduction surgery is more convenient and effective than ever before.
Those with male breasts have a condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the condition in which the male chest appears to be enlarged, creating the appearance of breasts.
Around 50% of men in the United States tend to experience this condition in some manner or other during their lives. The condition can manifest itself at any age. Adult men develop gynecomastia due to factors like certain types of medications, hormone level fluctuations, genetics, health conditions, and recreational drugs.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that provides treatment for male breasts. This procedure helps the patient by removing glandular tissue as well as fat from the chest area to modify the contours of the chest. This gives the chest a firmer and more masculine appearance.
While the appearance of gynecomastia can in some cases be managed by addressing excess fatty tissue, often there is also excess glandular breast tissue present, which causes even the leanest of patients to still have the appearance of male breasts. Male breast reduction can remove both types of tissue through various surgical techniques.
At the start of male breast reduction, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation is administered in order to make the patient comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Following this, incisions will be created in order to give the surgeon access to the underlying tissues.
To remove excess glandular tissue, excision will be conducted with the help of a scalpel. To remove excess fatty tissue, liposuction will be performed using a cannula and medical suction. In many cases, the patient will have excess fatty tissue and excess glandular tissue; this requires the use of both surgical techniques.
Why Do People Come In for Male Breast Reduction?
Most patients claim that after they’ve gone through male breast reduction, they feel confident enough to go shirtless – a feeling that they haven’t experienced in years due to their gynecomastia. Patients may experience increased self-esteem and a boost in their confidence level.
If you feel self-conscious or are uncomfortable with the way you look, or if you keep avoiding and missing out on fun activities just because you will have to go shirtless and show your chest, then male breast reduction surgery is worth considering. This procedure can give you an amazing-looking chest. It offers almost immediate and dramatic improvements.
Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon for You
Since male breast reduction surgery is a very personal procedure, it’s best to find a surgeon that you’re personally comfortable with. At our office, we have many qualified and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons to help you address your gynecomastia.
Contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons. Doctors Roger Friedman, Douglas Forman, and Kathy Huang will be happy to help you get the masculine chest you deserve.