Get Rid of Male Breasts
Posted March 11, 2019 in Gynecomastia
Men can sometimes develop large breasts genetically or as they age, which is often referred to as “man boobs” (medically titled gynecomastia). Many contributing factors can cause enlarged breasts in men, but in most cases, exercise and diet are not adequate to fully reduce breasts to the desired size or shape. Large, sagging breasts can be very embarrassing for many men, causing them to feel uncomfortable in their body and avoid taking their shirt off in public. Luckily, gynecomastia surgery can reduce breast tissue to provide a more masculine, defined chest area.
What Does Gynecomastia Surgery Entail?
Local or general anesthesia is administered to ensure a safe, comfortable procedure. Fat and glandular tissue are removed through small incisions in the breast. In some cases, the breasts have begun to sag, leading to stretched areolas (the darker skin around the nipple) and excess skin that may need to be tightened. Repositioning and resizing may be completed surgically to improve the overall shape of the breasts and areolas, enhancing the entire breast definition. If excess fat is being removed, Dr. Koch may utilize liposuction techniques to gently remove fat. In all liposuction procedures, a thin tube (cannula) is used to suction fat by making precise, delicate, back and forth motions to break up fat and remove it. Incisions are closed using dissolvable sutures, then they are covered with surgical dressings and a compression garment to promote healing. In many cases, there is no significant excess fat and only the gland needs to be surgically excised.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are a male and identify with having large breasts and are bothered by the size of your chest, then gynecomastia surgery may be right for you. Additional requirements typically include:
- Breast concerns are not able to be corrected through alternative medical treatments
- Development has concluded
- General health conditions are good
- Realistic expectations and a positive outlook are maintained
Can I Combine Gynecomastia Surgery With Other Procedures?
Many men decide to undergo gynecomastia surgery as well as other contouring procedures to achieve their ideal body, including additional liposuction techniques. Discuss your concerns and desired outcome with Dr. Koch during your consultation so he can provide a customized, unique treatment plan to achieve your goals.
What to Expect
Results will vary for each patient depending on their goals and preferences. Gynecomastia surgery is designed to significantly reduce breasts for a flatter, squared chest to enhance and define the chest region. Most patients feel an improvement in their confidence, and their desired results are achieved.
To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and your procedure options, please call our office today at 716-631-1220.