Gynecomastia, which is an increase in breast tissue in males, prevents too many men from living a normal life. While some causes are unknown, gynecomastia can be brought on by family genetics or as a side effect of a medication.
Assisted by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, a male breast reduction surgery can help you get your natural masculine chest back. Modern techniques allow surgeons to perform a small plastic surgery, with a fast recovery.
Why Have A Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, a male breast reduction is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia, also referred to as enlarged male breasts. This plastic surgery procedure removes the tissue causing a man’s breasts to appear enlarged, usually excess fat and other glandular tissues. Removal of these tissues will produce a flatter, firmer and more masculine appearance to the chest.
Non-surgical methods of reducing the appearance of male breasts, such as losing weight, may work for some men, but surgical reduction is much more effective and longer lasting. Male breasts are often made up of excess glandular tissues, in addition to fat cells, which can cause normally lean patients to have visibly enlarged breasts.
Treatment With Liposuction Or Tissue Excision
Today, the most common plastic surgery method employed to reduce male breast tissue is liposuction. Liposuction technology has been developed over the years which makes the procedure, when performed by a skilled surgeon, much less invasive and easier to recover from than before.
Liposuction is performed using local anesthetic and general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision on each side of the chest through which your cosmetic surgeon will remove the breast tissues, fat cells and glandular tissues, while shaping natural masculine chest contours.
Tissue excision may be used for more severe cases of gynecomastia. Patients who have loose or sagging skin around the chest area are usually candidates for this method. Tissue excisions allows a skilled plastic surgeon to remove more glandular tissues and loose skin that couldn’t be treated with liposuction. Surgery is performed in the doctor’s office under local and general anesthesia. Incisions are placed in discrete locations on the chest, and the surgeon will keep them as small as possible to reduce scarring.
Recovery And Life After Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery
Recovery from breast reduction is fast and discomfort is minimal. Some patients may be prescribed a compression garment for a week or two to help with swelling and support the healing process. Tissue excision recovery may be more painful than liposuction, but after care is generally the same.
A normal routine, including work and exercise, can be resumed gradually starting approximately two weeks after male breast reduction surgery. After male breast reduction surgery, patients will notice an immediate difference with improvement to continue over the next month. Patients overwhelmingly provide feedback indicating they feel a boost in self confidence and are comfortable going shirtless in public after a short recovery period.
If you’re suffering from gynecomastia, male breast reduction could be the right solution to correct this condition and help you feel more confident in your appearance. A plastic surgery and medical spa service provider is your best option for personal enhancement. Don’t wait any longer than you already have. Call Plastic Surgery Specialists for an appointment today.