Male Breast-Reduction Surgery Addresses Oversized Male Breasts
The concept of beauty is undoubtedly different for men and women. While women often desire a curvy figure, men often yearn for a muscular, angular, and well-built body. However, due to a variety of factors such as genetics and some medical conditions, some men and adolescent boys develop enlarged breasts.
Commonly referred to as “man boobs”, this condition may prove to be incredibly embarrassing. To conceal this anatomical problem, men often resort to perpetually wearing oversized shirts that make them look much larger and unappealing.
It’s common for people with this condition to feel uncomfortable going shirtless, even for a swim as it eats up their self-confidence. But worry not, for you no longer have to deal with this aesthetic. Thanks to male breast reduction surgery, you can achieve the masculine chest you desire.
What Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery
In some men, obesity, heredity, and having an hormonal imbalance can result in overdeveloped breast tissue. This enlargement of male breasts is called gynecomastia. Before you begin to freak out, you should consult an experienced plastic surgeon to make sure.
This can also help aid in finding out if there are any other medical concerns that you need to be worried about. If it is confirmed that you do in fact have gynecomastia, you can start thinking about a male breast reduction surgery.
This surgical procedure is both functional and cosmetic. It is designed to remove the excess tissue and decrease the size of the male breast. This surgery can further enhance the contours of your chest. It will look firm, flat, and masculine. You can say goodbye to those large, loose fitting clothes that hide your body.
Consulting a trained expert is essential to ensure the success of the surgery. Your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate after reviewing your medical history. He will talk to you about your goals and develop a unique plan that will help you reach them.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Once your doctor has applied the appropriate anesthetic, he will make the necessary incisions to gain access to the tissue in the treatment area. The technique used to perform the procedure depends on the amount of correction needed.
If fat deposits are the main contributing factor, it can be corrected using liposuction alone. Several incisions are made on the edge of the areola or under the armpit. A small tube called a cannula is inserted into each incision. The fat will then be dislodged gently using back and forth motions and sucked out.
In addition to excess fat, there may be excess skin and glandular tissue as well, or if the nipple has to be repositioned, excisions are required. The size of the incision, in this case, will depend on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed and the reconstruction needed to be done.
Generally, to avoid any visible post-surgical marks, surgeons make incisions along the perimeter of the areola or the creases of the chest. An excision technique may also be combined with liposuction in some cases.
After the surgery is completed, you will need to take some time off work to rest and relax as you recover. You will be given post-surgical instructions to follow in order to experience a full and quick recovery.
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If you desire a more masculine chest that you can feel confident showing off, male breast reduction is the surgery you’ve been looking for. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation will skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Park.