Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast gland tissue as a result from an imbalance in hormone levels. Men who suffer from gynecomastia have an increased amount of estrogen hormones in comparison with androgen hormones. Generally, gynecomastia is not a serious problem, but it can be socially tough to cope with the condition as men and boys with gynecomastia might feel embarrassed. Pain can sometimes be felt in the breast area too. The male breast reduction procedure is used to reduce the size of the breasts in males.
Benefits of Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
There are numerous benefits associated with the male breast reduction, including a strong boost in confidence and self-esteem. Here are other advantages of this procedure:
- Elimination of unattractive, sagging breasts
- More defined pectoralis major muscles
- Ability to wear more fitted shirts or tops
- Feel more comfortable to be bare-chested
- Enhanced masculinity
About The Procedure
A male breast reduction operation is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. When there is a high concentration of glandular dense breast tissue, tiny incisions are made around the bottom circumference of the nipple. Using fiber-optic illumination, the tissue is then surgically removed. Male breast reduction can also be done with liposuction, surgical removal of breast tissue, or a combination of both. When breast tissue is removed surgically, the incisions are usually around the nipples or under the armpits.
Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) | FAQ
What causes gynecomastia?
There might be a myriad of causes behind gynecomastia such as hormonal imbalance caused by liver disease, excessive drinking or pituitary problems. This health issue might also be caused by certain medications such as anabolic steroids.
Is this cosmetic procedure painful?
Usually, pain is minimal. Pain medication might be prescribed by Dr. Fischer to ensure optimal comfort levels during the surgery and afterwards.
When I will be able to see the results?
An improvement will be apparent immediately after the procedure. The result will continue improve gradually over the following 12 to 16 weeks or as further fatty tissue continues to break down.
Am I a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery?
The surgeon will discuss all aspects related to this surgery with you and determine if you are a good candidate. Generally, patients who have the ideal body weight, are healthy and emotionally stable, over 18 years old, and with good skin elasticity are good candidates for male breast reduction surgery.
How much scarring should I expect after this procedure?
Dr. Fischer will ensure that scarring will be kept to a minimal. Incisions are positioned to be least noticeable. Within 6 to 12 months postoperatively, most scars would usually have faded.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Gynecomastia Expert
If you want to tackle gynecomastia, a male breast reduction procedure can be the perfect answer to improve this condition, and help you gain confidence as well as feel better about your body. The best way to understand more about the treatment options is to consult with Dr. Fischer, an accomplished New Jersey plastic surgeon with a stellar reputation in cosmetic procedures.