If you are a male who has enlarged breasts, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction. There are a number of factors that can cause men to develop enlarged breasts, which include certain medications and hormonal imbalances. Men who have enlarged breasts (gynecomastia) are often self-conscious about their appearance. Male breast reduction is one of the leading treatments for gynecomastia because it can effectively give you a flat and masculine chest contour.
You may be an ideal candidate for gynecomastia surgery if you are in good physical health and have a positive outlook about the procedure. It is also important that the development of the breasts have stabilized. While teenage boys and adolescents can benefit from the surgery, a secondary surgery may be necessary if the breasts continue to develop.
What Techniques are Used During the Procedure?
Liposuction is a technique that is used on many men to treat enlarged breasts. Before the surgery is carried out, we will make sure to consult with you and create a customized procedure. During a typical procedure, glandular tissue and fat are skillfully removed.
Tissue excision is the other technique that is used to carry out male breast reduction. This technique is usually used on men with severe cases of gynecomastia because it can remove more fat and glandular tissue than liposuction.
Recovery with tissue excision is comparable to recovery with liposuction. Many men can return to work fairly quickly after the procedure, and light exercise can typically be resumed after a few weeks. While you may be a bit sore, you will notice a difference immediately following the procedure. The results of the procedure are meant to be permanent, but it is important that you follow a healthy lifestyle. Rapid weight gain and certain medications can cause excess fat to develop in the breast area.
How Can I Get Started?
Do you want to find out if male breast reduction is right for you? If so, schedule a consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery, located in Boulder, CO. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!