Male Breast Reduction: Getting Rid of Dreaded “Man Boobs”
Posted on October 22nd, 2015 by Sinai
Male Breast Reduction
Patients do not need to let their gynecomastia keep them from looking and feeling their best. This condition affects over 15 percent of adult men, and many patients are unaware of their long-term treatment options including male breast reduction. If you or a loved one has been struggling with gynecomastia, then here is a closer look at some of the causes of this medical condition and how our surgeons can help you meet your cosmetic goals no matter what they might be.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged male breasts. While this condition is not dangerous for most patients, many men hear phrases such as “man boobs” and no longer feel comfortable with their own appearance. The biggest contributing factor for this condition is one’s genetics. Patients that have a family history of gynecomastia have a much higher likelihood of developing this condition themselves. Other common causes include changes to a man’s hormones, certain medication, aging, extreme changes to one’s weight, and liver disorders.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction is a highly personalized cosmetic surgery that is carried out to remove fatty tissue in one or both breasts. The final goal of male breast reduction is to create a flatter, fuller, and more masculine chest. Losing weight and regularly exercising is helpful for some men, but even lean patients can develop this condition. Most patients that undergo breast reduction surgery require general anesthetics, but some do opt for local anesthetics and oral sedatives.
After the anesthetics have been administered, incisions will be made around the patient’s areola or within the armpit. Excess fatty tissue and glandular tissue is then removed in order to create the ideal appearance. The recovery time for male breast reduction surgery is incredibly short with most men being able to return back to work or their regular daily activities within just a few days. Patients should refrain from strenuous physical activity for a minimum of three weeks and wear their compression garments until the swelling has gone down.
The Ideal Patient
Anyone that is considering this surgery should contact our team to schedule an initial consultation. During this consultation, you and your surgeon will go over the basics of this surgery and you will be given an idea about the results you can expect. Patients will also be given instructions on how they can prepare for their surgery in order to minimize any risks. The ideal patient is an adult male in relatively good health with no serious medical conditions that will affect their cosmetic surgery or recovery.
Enjoying Your New Appearance
Once the swelling has gone down, many patients are surprised to see just how natural and masculine their chest appears. Those that maintain a healthy weight will be able to enjoy their new appearance for the rest of their life.
More and more men are turning to trusted plastic surgeons to improve on imperfections. Whether you would like to smooth out lines and wrinkles with non-invasive injectables such as Botox or once again feel confident with your shirt off, it’s important to gather as many facts first. Click here for more info on Male Breast Reduction Surgery, or contact us today to schedule a free consult at any of our locations.