In Today’s competitive job market, it’s important to look your best. More and more men are electing to have cosmetic surgery, a trend that studies have shown is tied to career advancement. Gynecomastia, a medical word from the Greek words for “woman – like breasts”, affects one out of every ten men. Enlarged breasts on young boys last only a few years and are generally resolved by age 18. Enlarged breast on a man, however, can be uncomfortable, as well as socially and psychologically devastating.
Gynecomastia may be associated with obesity, hormonal metabolism imbalance, liver disease or medicinal causes. Prior to choosing a surgical solution to gynecomastia, a period of diet and exercise is recommended. Should that fail, surgical intervention may be indicated.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery To Treat Gynecomastia For You?
Dr. Man will assess the nature of your breasts and elasticity of your skin to determine the cause of your breast enlargement. It may be caused by fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue. Dr. man will explain the male breast reduction treatment you can expect to receive and the surgical outcome you should anticipate.
What Is The Recovery From Male Breast Reduction Surgery Like?
Bed rest is recommended for the first day. You will experience some discomfort for several days. For the first few days after surgery you will wear surgical dressings which will be exchanged for a special compression garment. This will be worn for about 2 weeks. Most discomfort associated with breast surgery can be controlled with oral medication prescribed by Dr. Man. Antibiotics may also be prescribed.
Most men experience some degree of swelling, bruising and tenderness. Most patients are back to work within the first week or two.
Following your breast reduction surgery, you will enjoy a new, more pleasing shape.
Male breast reduction is performed in our facility under general anesthesia administered by an MD anesthesiologist. The procedure can last from one hour to three hours depending on the extent of the correction.
If your gynecomastia is primarily caused by fatty tissue, liposuction is usually the procedure of choice. Liposuction surgery is a procedure used to actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body.
A cannula is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location in the skin. Using a vacuum system attached to the cannula, excess fat cells are sucked out. The result is a resculpting of bulging breast into more attractive contours.
Traditional Surgical Excision – may not be needed!
If your gynecomastia is the result of a glandular disorder, liposuction alone is not likely to be adequate. Traditional excision may be a better option.The excision may be performed alone or with liposuction. Typically, the incision is placed on the edge of the areola or the underarm area. Dr. Man will work through these incisions to cut away the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from the breast.
If your reduction requires the removal of significant amounts of tissue, a larger excision may be required.
However, Dr. Man developed a special method using Tickle Lipo, an advance form of liposuction, laser and an innovative way to cause skin retraction without a need for an excision. The Benefit: much less noticeable scars. See photo A.
Gynecomastia Before & After Gallery
Dr. Daniel Man and his staff will be happy to discuss Gynecomastia treatment with you. Please call for a private consultation at 1 ( 888 ) 822 7543 or schedule an appointment online.