In Need of Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Numerous men around the world suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia, in which there is an enlargement of the male breast tissue. Gynecomastia can affect the entire pectoral region. Men who feel self-conscious as a result of their enlarged male breasts can come in for a surgical treatment, male breast reduction, to alleviate this condition.
What Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that can be associated with several potential causes, such as the use of certain medications, an occurrence of a tumor, impaired liver function, excessive consumption of alcohol or marijuana, or a hormonal imbalance.
Male breast reduction surgery is one of the most preferred and reliable plastic surgery procedures for treating gynecomastia. The procedure involves a surgical removal of excess glandular tissue and fat from within the pectoral region in order to restore a tighter, flatter, and more masculine chest.
Why You Should Consider Getting the Surgery Done
If you experience a feeling of discomfort when going shirtless and you constantly avoid activities such as sports that require you to reveal your chest, you might want to consider a male breast reduction. This cosmetic procedure is not only a long-lasting treatment for enlarged male breasts, it also acts as a confidence booster for men suffering from gynecomastia.
How Is the Surgery Performed?
Male breast reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which allows the patient to sleep for the duration of the operation without feeling any pain or discomfort. Local anesthesia with or without IV sedation may also be an option depending on your case and your preferences.
The procedure involves making an incision in the chest region for tissue excision or employing liposuction for removal of the excess fatty tissue. Often, liposuction alone is able to remove glandular tissue as needed. Depending upon the requirements of the specific case, the doctor may further extend the cuts and reposition the nipple-areolar complex after removal of extra tissue. The incisions are then properly sutured.
The procedure typically takes less than two hours, after which the patient may be required to stay overnight at the hospital.
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
Your plastic surgeon will recommend that you wear an elastic garment over the operated area during the healing process to minimize any post-operational swelling and help the tissues conform to their new contours. You may need to return to get your stitches removed during a follow-up appointment.
You will need to take time away from work and strenuous activities until your doctor tells you that returning is an option. While you are healing, you might experience mild soreness and discomfort, which can be eased by pain medication prescribed by your doctor.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in male breast reduction surgery, you should arrange a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Hughes has the skill and experience needed to provide you with a more masculine chest. Contact our office today to get started.