Take your shirt off with pride this summer. If you’re embarrassed by your shirtless appearance due to enlarged male breasts, we can help. Come in for treatment now and be healed by summer. A flatter, more masculine chest awaits. Call us today!
Help! I Have Breasts and I’m a Man. What Can I Do?
Excessive male breast tissue, a condition known as gynecomastia, is surprisingly common. It can occur at any age, but is especially common in teens and older men. It can be caused by many factors, including hormonal imbalance and certain medications. Gynecomastia is the most common breast disorder in men.
Gynecomastia isn’t a serious medical condition, but it can have a lasting impact on how you feel about yourself. Male breast reduction surgery can restore your masculine appearance and help you to feel better about your body. The surgery reduces excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue in the pectoral area to create a smoother, more sculpted appearance. Results are generally very good and, once corrected, the problem should be permanently fixed.
Tell Me More About Male Breast Reduction Surgery
The surgery itself typically takes between 60-90 minutes, depending on the severity of your condition and the chosen treatment plan. Male breast reduction surgery is highly individualized, and Dr. Lewis will select the best techniques and methods to ensure the most aesthetically pleasing end result. Liposuction is typically used to remove excess fat, and Dr. Lewis often recommends ultrasound assisted liposuction. The area can contain fibrous tissue in addition to the fat, so the ultrasound energy breaks down the fat for easier extraction and, ideally, smaller incisions. If needed, excess skin and tissue can be surgically removed. Incisions are placed near the edge of nipple or in the underarm area to camouflage any scarring. More extensive reductions may require additional incisions.
What’s Recovery Like? Will I Be Healed by Summer?
Your recovery after male breast reduction will vary depending on the techniques used during your surgery. We can provide pain medication to lessen your discomfort during the initial days after surgery. Our goal is to help you stay comfortable before, during, and after surgery. You’ll need to wear compression garments for a few days and avoid strenuous activity (although light activity like walking is encouraged). Most patients miss about a week from work and are fully recovered in about three weeks. Final results are visible in about three months, after your swelling fully subsides. We encourage all surgical patients to stop smoking before surgery and to continue avoiding the practice throughout recovery. Come in now and you’ll be swimsuit-ready by summer.
If you’re embarrassed by your male breasts, come see Dr. Lewis. Male breast reduction is an excellent treatment option for patients with gynecomastia.