male breast reduction OR gynaecomastia
Male breast development is known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is commonly due to hormonal changes during puberty. In most men, breast development in puberty is temporary, but for a small minority, it may be permanent. Weight gain may also be a contributing factor breast development; many patients have breast enlargement due to fatty tissue accumulation (lipomastia). Many patients have a combination of both lipomastia and gynecomastia.
COMMON REASONSTO HAVE MALE BREAST REDUCATION
Enlarged breasts can cause significant embarrassment that detracts from a man’s self-esteem. Gynecomastia surgery provides a more masculine appearance to improve a man’s confidence and self-image.
WEAR FITTED CLOTHING
Excess fat tissue in the breasts often prevents men from wearing tighter clothing and discourages them from taking off their shirts in public. Male breast reduction surgery improves the contours of the chest so that men can be comfortable no matter what they are wearing.
Gynecomastia often causes folds and creases in the skin that can lead to rashes, irritation, and other hygiene issues. Gynecomastia surgery eliminates excess breast tissue, which improves hygiene in this area.
Enlarged male breasts can be uncomfortable and even painful, which can impede performance during physical activities and athletics. Removing excess breast tissue will improve comfort, increase mobility, and elevate a man’s quality of life.
MALE BREAST RRDUCATION WITH LIPOSUCTION
The procedure for treating gynecomastia with liposuction is typically performed using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, and involves a small incision on each side of the chest. Depending on your needs and your cosmetic surgeon’s preferred technique, incisions may be located along a portion of the edge of the areola or within the armpit. Through these incisions, your cosmetic surgeon will remove excess fat and/or glandular tissue, at the same time sculpting a new chest contour that looks natural to your body.
MALE BREAST REDUCTION WITH TISSUE EXCISION
More severe cases of gynecomastia may require surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results. Additionally, patients who have stretched, sagging skin around the breasts will usually require this approach. Tissue excisions allow a cosmetic surgeon to remove a greater amount of glandular tissue and/or skin that cannot be successfully treated with liposuction alone.
The location and length of the incisions depends on the extent of surgery needed, but are typically located around the edge of the areola (peri-areolar incision) or within the natural creases of the chest. A trained, qualified cosmetic surgeon will take care to place incisions so that the resulting scars are as inconspicuous as possible.
WHO IS THE CANDIDATE?
- Men who have a small, firm ‘dome’ of breast tissue just underneath the nipple
- Men who have a small or moderate mound of breast tissue (gland and/or fat), with no significant skin excess
- Men who have a large mound of breast tissue (gland and/or fat) with significant skin excess / possible drooping
- Over 18 years old.
- Seroma formation
- Asymmetry or irregularities.
- Anesthesia related complication
- Duration: 1 to 2 hrs.
- Anesthesia: local / general
- Hospital stay: 1 to 2 days
- Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks
- Post-operative care: 4 to 6 week
- Result: permanent
Choosing a Qualified plastic Surgeon Male breast reduction is one of the more straightforward cosmetic surgery procedures, but excellent results require a skilled approach that can only come from specialized training and experience. You need to approach a cosmetic surgeon who can perform the procedure safely and achieve the results you desire.