Too Embarrassed to Take Your Shirt Off? Male Breast Reduction Is an Effective Solution
Men and women have different ideal body types. While it is flattering for a woman to have shapely breasts, male breasts on a man tend to create the opposite effect.
Enlarged male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia, can be the result of factors like a medical condition, the genes, use of certain drugs such as anabolic steroids, or weight gain. It can either be present in one breast (unilaterally) or in both breasts (bilaterally).
While enlarged male breasts are not usually a cause of medical concern, they can create emotional trauma and self-confidence problems. Men who are embarrassed with their large breast size can come in for male breast-reduction surgery.
Are You the Right Candidate for a Male Breast Reduction?
Surgical intervention becomes inevitable when the patient is suffering from gynecomastia as a result of genetic factors. In such situations, the only remedy is male breast reduction. In cases where the cause of the condition is weight gain or opioid use, it may instead be managed through exercise or lifestyle changes.
Male breast-reduction surgery is safe to be performed on men of any age once they are completely developed; adults benefit most from the surgery, since their breasts have completely developed. An additional surgery may be required should male breasts continue to develop after surgery.
An ideal candidate for male breast reduction has not lost much skin elasticity and still has an adequate degree of it, since this is needed for the skin to shrink down after surgery. Overweight men must first reach their goal weight before coming in for this surgery.
What to Expect with Male Breast-Reduction Surgery
The exact approach used for male breast reduction is dependent on the reason for enlargement. Should gynecomastia result from excess fat in the chest, the condition is tackled with liposuction. In cases where excess glandular breast tissue and/or excess skin requires removal, surgical excision will be necessary.
During surgical excision, an incision is made. Incisions are placed in locations that offer natural camouflage. After this, excess glandular tissue and loose skin are removed with a scalpel. The areolae may be resized to fit the new look of the chest. Incisions will then be closed with incisions and dressed with bandages.
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
After male breast reduction, a post-operative drainage tube may be placed to avoid fluid accumulation. The patient will be advised to wear an elastic compression garment to control swelling and bruising, which will subside with time. Once they do, the patient will be able to see their full results.
Post-operative healing is accelerated by following the doctor’s instructions as closely as possible. It is recommended that all physically taxing activities such as sports and lifting heavy objects are avoided until the time Dr. Kaye gives permission to resume them.
Ready for Results?
Ready for a more masculine chest? Male breast reduction may be the answer you’ve been searching for. Contact the office of experienced surgeon Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye to schedule your informative consultation.