Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) – Fort Worth, TX
As a male, having enlarged breasts can be uncomfortable, as well as socially and psychologically difficult. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition. This condition, called gynecomastia, can be permanently eliminated through breast reduction surgery. As a man in Forth Worth and Weatherford with feminine-looking breasts, you’re not alone. Gynecomastia, a medical term derived from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts,” affects as many as 30 % of men. Gynecomastia may be associated with hormonal imbalance, obesity, liver disease, or can occur as a side-effect of medicine. Prior to choosing a surgical solution, the board-certified plastic surgeons of Anderson Plastic Surgery will work with you for a period of diet and exercise to see if your condition can be resolved naturally. Should that not deliver the results you seek, our doctors may recommend surgical intervention. You can schedule a consultation online or simply call us. We are here to help you regain your maximum sense of masculinity.
Breast reduction surgery for men is done through a special liposuction technique. Some men with milder cases of gynecomastia may only require liposuction to attain good results. This is performed to remove the fatty tissue residing under the skin. During this approach, a small incision is made around the areola (intra-areolar). This allows access for a suction device to move through the chest and remove fat and tissue. In severe gynecomastia cases, an en bloc resection of excessive breast tissue and tightening of loose skin may be necessary. This includes nipple grafting and may require a staged surgery.
All male breast reduction procedures are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Following surgery, there will be some swelling,ll not. and a compression garment should be worn for 1-2 weeks. Most patients are able to resume normal work schedules within a few days, and incorporate exercise within 4 weeks. This surgery allows men to feel more confident when exposing their chest due to a firmer, flatter chest. In most cases, scarring is inconspicuous.
Male Breast Reduction FAQs
Every man is born with some soft tissue covering his pectoralis muscles. When this breast tissue overgrows into larger breasts, the pecs are often hidden. Through male breast reduction surgery, the excessive tissue is removed so the natural contour and shape of the chest wall can be seen. Men who wish to tone and strengthen their chest muscles will have equal opportunity to do so. Strength training will help lead to optimal results once this tissue has been removed.
In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using liposuction. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.
Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed around or near the areola and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.