Deciding on Male Breast Reduction Surgery
- Posted on: Mar 15 2018
Men with enlarged male breasts have a condition known as gynecomastia. This can occur due to genetics, diseases, use of certain medicines or recreational drugs, or several other reasons.
What Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Enlarged male breasts can be reduced using male breast reduction surgery. This surgery removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and drooping skin to return the chest to its firmer shape.
Gynecomastia can be present in men of any age, and breast reduction surgery can successfully help anybody from a teenager to an adult.
Factors to Consider While Thinking About Male Breast Reduction
There are many reasons for a man to come in for male breast reduction surgery. However, there are also several things you need to contemplate before going ahead with the surgery.
Many times, men reduce the size of their breasts by exercising and losing weight. This works for some patients, but sometimes there is excess glandular breast tissue, which cannot be reduced through weight loss. In this situation, male breast reduction may be the optimal solution. Often, lean men also notice enlarged breasts.
Male breast reduction offers long-lasting results. Men often feel anxiety about being shirtless with enlarged breasts, but after the surgery, the confidence levels typically return and they feel more relaxed when shirtless in public and in private.
If you are uncomfortable with your body and will not even consider going for a swim because that means exposing your chest, then this surgery is meant for you.
There are two main methods of male breast reduction surgery: liposuction and tissue excision. In many cases, a combination of these methods is necessary. It all depends on the patient’s ratio of fatty tissue to glandular tissue in the chest.
Surgeons have started using liposuction to treat gynecomastia. The technology for liposuction has advanced over time, making it possible for surgeons to use this method for male breast reduction.
For this procedure, surgeons use anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the surgery. Single small incisions are made on both sides of the chest, and the surgeon then remove excess fat using medical suction through a tube called a cannula, making the chest flatter and firmer.
Excision is used for cases of gynecomastia where there is a great deal of excess glandular breast tissue, along with stretched and sagging skin around the breasts. Tissue excision involves making incisions and then removing excess tissue using a scalpel. For this method, too, anesthesia is given.
After the Surgery
An instant reduction in the breast size can be noticed after the treatment. The chest becomes firmer, flatter, and much more contoured. While the fat, skin, and glandular tissues that have been removed are gone for good, excess weight gain and certain medical conditions can lead to a comeback of gynecomastia. It is, therefore, important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
After the surgery, it is common to experience some soreness and swelling. A compressing garment is given to reduce swelling and to offer support to the tissues. You may be able to return to normal activities in a few days. Vigorous exercises and other strenuous physical activities should be put off for at least three weeks.
Your Gynecomastia Consultation
If you have male breasts you want to get rid of, male breast reduction surgery may be right for you. Decide on the best method for you after a discussion with your surgeon. If you would like to set up a consultation with skilled surgeon Dr. Kimberly Carpin, get in contact today.
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