Gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the chest. Due to genetics, use of certain medications, or other unspecified reasons, some men develop the appearance of enlarged breasts. Gynecomastia can present at any age, and male breast reduction can be performed safely and successfully on teenagers and adult men. You don’t have to let gynecomastia keep you from feeling your most confident. With the help of Dr. Bowen, you can restore a naturally masculine appearance to your chest. If you are uncomfortable or self- conscious about the appearance of your chest, or if you find yourself avoiding certain activities because you are afraid to show your chest, male breast reduction is an option to consider.
In some instances, liposuction is an option in reducing male breast tissue. A small incision on each side of the chest is made, either along a portion of the edge of the areola or within the armpit. Through these incisions, Dr. Bowen will remove excess fat and or glandular tissue, at the same time sculpting a new chest contour that looks natural to your body.
More sever cases of gynecomastia may require surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results. Patients who have stretched, sagging skin around the breasts will usually require this option. Tissue excisions allows Dr. Bowen to remove a greater amount of glandular tissue and or skin that cannot be successfully treated with liposuction alone. The location and length of the incision depends on the extent of the surgery needed but are typically located around the edge of the areola or within the natural creases of the chest.
Male breast reduction results are meant to be permanent- the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin that has been removed are gone. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Significant weight gain, steroid use, or certain medical conditions could result in a recurrence of gynecomastia. Additionally, drugs that influence testosterone levels could also affect your results.
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