For men, having enlarged breasts can be both painful and embarrassing. Doctor Wendell Perry understands the unique cosmetic needs and concerns that men have and offers a special kind of breast reduction surgery.
Contact Dr. Perry, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, today at his Miami location to schedule your consultation. Doctor Perry will discuss the details of the breast reduction surgery with you and determine if your cosmetic goals and expectations are right for this procedure.
What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, are actually a common cosmetic issue. Affecting either one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly, gynecomastia can also include swelling and pain in the breast tissue. Triggered by a change in hormone balance or by obesity, heredity, or use of certain drugs, Gynecomastia can lead to self-confidence issues in men, but it is a condition that is easily treated.
Male breast reduction surgery removes localized fat and excess breast tissue in order to minimize and reshape the chest contours to appear more masculine. Male breast reduction surgery is performed with two techniques: liposuction and surgical excision of tissue. These techniques can either be used separately or together, depending on the individual situation.
In most cases, using liposuction to remove excess fat is preferred, as it requires smaller incisions and can lead to shorter, less conspicuous scarring once surgery is complete. In cases of excess glandular tissue or excess skin, the surgical excision technique may be necessary, although every individual case is different.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?
Doctor Perry will discuss your condition with you during your consultation and help you determine whether male breast reduction surgery is the right choice for you. But typically, men who meet the following criteria are good candidates for this procedure:
- Men whose gynecomastia cannot be treated through other means
- Individuals of general good health and stable body weight
- Non-smokers and non-drug users
- Men with realistic expectations of the surgery
- Those who do not have medical conditions that could impair healing
What is Recovery Like?
During your consultation, Dr. Perry will inform you of the risks and possible side effects associated with a male breast reduction. Your chest area will be bandaged at the incision sites, and a compression garment may be issued to you to decrease swelling and support your new chest contours. You will also be informed of any necessary aftercare of your incision sites.
Any pain or discomfort experienced after surgery is generally controlled with prescribed medications. Some swelling is also normal but should subside as you heal. After all swelling has gone down, the full results of your new chest should be visible and long-lasting; however, you may need to commit to a regimen of proper diet and exercise in order to maintain results.
Contact Dr. Wendell Perry today to schedule your consultation and improve not only your body, but also your confidence.