A More Masculine Chest Can Be yours with Male Breast Reduction
The formation of male breasts or gynecomastia is a very common condition. The breast tissue in men can become larger due to a disorder of their endocrine systems. During puberty, about 70 percent of adolescent boys face some form of breast development, which are often temporary.
In some cases, however, this condition can follow them into adulthood, causing them psychological distress.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
The most common cause behind this condition is puberty. Benign changes such as an increase in the size of the chest are often caused due to hormonal fluctuations. After initial onset, about 75 percent of pubertal gynecomastia is resolved without the need for treatment in about two years.
Besides puberty, some diseases and conditions like Klinefelter syndrome are known to cause gynecomastia. Endocrine system disorders, metabolic dysfunctions, certain medications, and decreased testosterone levels can cause an increase in breast development.
As men grow older, they experience a natural dip in testosterone production. In these cases, surgery might be required to remove excess tissue.
Prevent Gynecomastia from Standing in your Way
Although this condition is rather common, you shouldn’t let gynecomastia keep you from feeling confident in yourself. No man would be happy with enlarged breasts, and this can take a serious toll on any man’s self-esteem and dampen their confidence. A skilled plastic surgeon can help you achieve a more natural and masculine appearance.
With the advancements made in plastic surgery procedures, you have various options available that will help correct gynecomastia with reduced recovery time and practically no scars at all. Consult your doctor for an appointment for male breast reduction.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
This cosmetic procedure is the most effective treatment to help correct enlarged breasts in men. It helps remove excess glandular tissue and fat from the chest to restore a masculine appearance with a flatter, firmer chest. Male breast reduction procedures can be safely performed on adult men and teenagers as well since gynecomastia can affect anyone at any age.
To begin the procedure, small incisions are made around the nipple. Excess glandular and fatty tissue is removed using liposuction. The incisions may be extended depending on the amount of tissue present. The nipples are repositioned and the incisions are closed using soluble sutures.
In more severe cases, tissue excision may be required. Men who have sagging or stretched skin around their breasts will typically need this method. Through this method, a larger amount of fat or glandular tissue can be extracted. Excess skin, which cannot be treated through liposuction, can also be removed through tissue excision.
The Results of Male Breast Reduction
This procedure can help you improve the shape of your chest and give you a more masculine appearance as well as give you improved body proportions. You can return to your regular routine a couple of days after the procedure due to its short recovery period. You will, however, have to refrain from strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least a month after the surgery.
This procedure has helped men restore their self-confidence. Once they have regained their youthful appearance, they are happier and a lot more confident. If you suffer from gynecomastia, consult your doctor for more details on your condition and how you can correct it.
Contact Our Office
If you’re unhappy with the way your chest looks, it’s time to look into getting a male breast reduction. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ryan Hoffman, a double-board certified plastic surgeon. He will help you obtain the results you want in a safe and comfortanle environment.