Breast Reduction for Males – Learn More About Gynecomastia
In November, I am focusing on the cosmetic procedures that are most utilized by men. One of the most common is gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia in men occurs in two main forms. The first is in younger men, where a small amount of breast tissue develops as a result of hormones. This usually does not bring any medical consequences, but becomes cosmetically unacceptable in its appearance. The second type of gynecomastia surgery in men is for excess skin or fatty tissue after weight loss or gain. When performed surgically, both procedures are similar, but the hormonal type of gynecomastia is usually performed on younger patients and is a smaller procedure then the post-weight loss or gain type of gynecomastia surgery.
Most of my gynecomastia patients come in saying that they don’t like the way the chest area looks with their shirt off, and some even have what they consider to be an unacceptable appearance while clothed. The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to remove the excess breast tissue, fat or skin to give the male chest a more masculine appearance.
The procedure takes approximately one to two hours in the operating room depending on how extensive, and the recovery is one to three weeks.
Please call my office to schedule your complimentary consultation if you are interested and cosmetic gynecomastia surgery.