Having enlarged breast tissue, referred to as gynecomastia, can be frustrating and embarrassing. However, this condition is fairly common among men, both young and old, and plastic surgeons have developed several techniques to address the issue and restore patients’ confidence. Keep reading to find out how your concerns can be addressed with a male breast reduction.
Male breast enlargement is often caused by pockets of stubborn fat. Stubborn fat cells can be difficult to eliminate even with the right diet and exercise. If your plastic surgeon identifies stubborn fat as the cause of your breast enlargement, liposuction techniques will be used. During liposuction, tiny incisions will be made where fat needs to be removed. A thin cannula device will then be inserted where it will break up the fat cells and remove them for good. Your surgeon will focus on precise sculpting to achieve a flatter, more masculine chest.
Tissue excision is the less preferred method for male breast reduction, as it involves larger incisions and a longer recovery. However, when excess granular tissue or loose skin is present, this technique is very effective. During tissue excision, an incision is made around the areola or within the natural crease of the chest. A significant amount of excess tissue and skin can then be removed.
Men who suffer from gynecomastia often experience enlarged nipples as well. Using the tissue excision technique, the areola size can be reduced and the nipple can be repositioned to a more natural position on the chest.
The technique used during your male breast reduction will depend on the extent of your concerns and your plastic surgeon’s recommendations. The procedure is highly customizable, sometimes requiring multiple techniques. To begin developing your unique treatment plan, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Perry.