Men also have breast tissue like women do, and can deal with similar issues concerning excess breast tissue. A number of different things can be responsible for excess breast tissue and gynecomastia in the male body. This includes things like hormones, age, certain medications, and genetics. Fatty tissue, redundant skin, and other fibrous tissue under the nipples is what we know as gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia typically makes men feel self-conscious about their body due to the inability to feel comfortable wearing clothes that are tight fitting or thin. This condition can be treated well with a liposuction procedure, and the possible addition of surgical male breast reduction. Another possibility is just getting surgical male breast reduction if it suits your needs as a patient. Dr. Rammos has extensive knowledge of liposuction and breast reduction techniques, and can find the best treatment possible for your individual needs as a patient. Our goal is to deliver a flat, sculpted chest with as little scarring as possible with every male breast reduction.
Male Breast Reduction Techniques
Liposuction is often the best method of treatment with minor or moderate cases of gynecomastia. Dr. Rammos will make a small incision underneath your breasts and use it to administer numbing agents. This makes the removal of fat with a cannula much easier. Excess fat removal from underneath the breasts is a great way to create a more masculine chest contour.
If an excess of glandular tissue is what is causing your enlarged breasts, then the process of addressing your gynecomastia is different. The tissue will be excised surgically as glandular tissue can be fibrous and difficult to address with liposuction. An incision will be made at the bottom of your areolas where excess tissue can be removed. Absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions once the new contour of your chest has been made. Larger incisions have to be made in some cases with severe gynecomastia when a large amount of tissue and skin is going to be removed. The incision location depends on your body and your specific needs. Dr. Rammos will go over these details with you when you have your initial consultation.
Preparing For Your Male Breast Reduction For Gynecomastia Surgery
As with any other major procedure, you should stop taking any medication and supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding at least two weeks before your procedure. Always make sure to check with your primary care doctor before you stop taking any medications.
Recovering from Male Breast Reduction For Gynecomastia Surgery
This procedure has immediately visible results right after your surgery. Mild swelling for the first few weeks or months after surgery is normal. Discomfort around the incision areas is also normal. You will be placed in a compression garment for around three weeks at most. Compression garments contour the chest, promote proper healing, and reduce the accumulation of fluid. Swelling should go away after three to six months. We have scar therapy programs for after your procedure to assist you in getting the best results for your scars possible.
Refrain from rigorous activity after your procedure for two weeks, and then you will be able to resume light exercise. Intense exercise can be resumed after a month, and you will be fully active again six weeks after your procedure.