Gynecomastia, a very common condition among men that causes a build-up of excess fat and tissue in the chest, can be treated with male breast reduction procedures from our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Stafford Broumand and Dr. Daniel Maman. Gynecomastia often begins in adolescence and can cause a severe lack of self-esteem. Although it is not known what specifically causes gynecomastia, a number of factors may contribute to the development of the condition, including: heredity; recent weight loss or gain; the use of certain prescription medications, anabolic steroids, or herbal testosterone additives; liver function problems; the natural aging process; or, in some cases, gynecomastia may develop for no discernible reason at all. 740 Park Plastic Surgery offers advanced treatment for this condition in a very discreet environment. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest standards of safety and privacy. With male breast reduction, you can achieve effective reduction of excess fat and tissue in the breasts for a renewed appearance in the chest.
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Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
Regardless of the condition’s cause and/or severity, the benefits of treating gynecomastia can be both physical and psychological. Depending on your unique needs, the male breast reduction procedure can often help:
- Diminish excess glandular tissue in the breasts
- Remove accumulations of fatty tissue in the breasts
- Eliminate loose, excess skin in the breasts
- Elevate and/or reduce the size of the nipple-areola complex
In addition to enhancing the appearance of the chest, many men disclose that male breast reduction improved their lives in general. Patients both young and old often feel more confident and experience a significant boost in self-esteem, particularly when wearing fitted articles of clothing and/or participating in activities that do not require them to wear a shirt.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, Dr. Maman and Dr. Broumand customize male breast reduction surgery to meet the individual needs of each patient. To remove glandular tissue, micro incisions will be made around the areola as inconspicuously as possible, and the glandular tissue will be carefully cut out until the desired volume is achieved. If an accumulation of fat is also present, small incisions can be made at the lower chest through which fatty tissue is removed via liposuction. On average, the entire procedure takes approximately one to two hours to complete, though this will vary based on the patient’s unique needs and indications.
Male Breast Reduction Recovery and Results
Most patients are able to resume normal daily routines within a few days after male breast reduction surgery. There will be some degree of temporary swelling in the treatment area during recovery; however, any discomfort can be controlled with medication. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for two weeks after surgery.
You will likely notice immediate results after male breast reduction surgery, and they should become even more apparent during recovery. The effects of this treatment for gynecomastia can often be maintained for many years with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
Contact 740 Park Plastic Surgery
For more information on treatment for gynecomastia, or if you would like to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our doctors, please contact our practice.