Sometimes some men may experience a significant increase in breast tissue, known as Gynecomastia, which can resemble those of a woman’s breasts.
This may be due, among other reasons, to an imbalance in hormone levels.
This can cause shame and self-esteem problems in men, so most choose to resolve the situation by surgery.
Improving a man’s chest should be considered with this surgical procedure which may include techniques of breast reduction and mastopexy.
Who Can Have This Procedure Done?
This procedure is ideal for men in good general health, mentally stable and reasonable expectations regarding surgery results. Ideal candidates are those who, in addition to meeting the above requirements, feel that their breasts have grown remarkably and want an aesthetic improvement.
What Results Can I Expect From This Procedure?
Patients can expect from Gynecomastia surgery a significant improvement in their appearance that will affect all areas of their lives. Breast reduction in men is a procedure that has refined its techniques in order to provide quality treatment.
Technique and Protocol
Basically the surgeon will proceed to make an incision to enter the breast tissue and remove excess fat and skin. Reducing the size of the nipple or relocating it to a more harmonious position may also be required. It is a procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia.
The incision generally is made around the areola to access the breast tissue. The scars are almost invisible because the incision is very small.
Recovery and Aftercare
After the Gynecomastia the patient should follow the specific recommendations made by the doctor. The medical staff will monitor to check the success of the surgery. It is recommended that the patient does not perform physical exercise for at least three weeks after the surgery. The surgeon will place a compression bandage on the patient for perfect skin retraction; do not remove the bandage until told otherwise.
In our center this surgery is performed by plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D., which is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a long list of satisfied patients.