Male Breast Reduction
Men of all ages are now looking to cosmetic surgery to improve their appearances. One of the conditions that can be helped through plastic surgery is Male Breast Reduction. This is a condition where excess breast tissue in males causes their breasts to develop, sag and stretches the areolas (the ring of pigmented skin surrounding the nipple).
Overdeveloped breasts in adult and adolescent males can be caused by a variety of factors including hormonal changes, genetics, being overweight or from taking certain medications. Enlarged breasts can cause emotional discomfort and impact a man’s self confidence. Many men with gynecomastia experience anxiety about their personal appearance and feel self-conscious in certain types of clothing. Embarrassment over having “man boobs” can be a significant source of loss of self-esteem and extreme negative feelings over one’s appearance.
Dr. Trupiano has been recognized as one of America’s Top Breast Surgeons.
What Can Male Breast Reduction Surgery Do For You?
If you have gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery is the solution for achieving a flatter, more masculine chest and silhouette. Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size while flattening and enhancing the shape of the chest. The procedure is also called gyno surgery or reduction mammaplasty.
In severe cases of overdeveloped male breasts, the heaviness of the excess breast tissue may cause saggy breasts and stretched out areolas. When this is the case, the areola position and size can be improved, and the removal of excess skin may be involved.
After gyno surgery, no longer will you experience emotional discomfort and a lack of self-confidence over your chest’s appearance. If you were avoiding certain physical activities and intimate situations simply to conceal your condition, gynecomastia surgery can shed these issues.
When you have a male breast reduction procedure to make your appearance more manlike, your self-confidence increases because you no longer have to feel self-conscious about having female-looking breasts. You can wear the clothes you like, without the worries of “man boobs”, and be able to take off your shirt in front of others without concerns of displaying enlarged, feminine-looking breasts.
What Happens During a Male Breast Reduction Procedure?
First, anesthesia is administered to avoid any discomfort or pain during the gyno surgery. You and Dr. Trupiano will discuss what’s best for you and your situation before the procedure.
Then, excess fat and glandular breast tissue will be removed from your chest area. Two methods – liposuction and excision – can be used to do this. Dr. Trupiano will advise you on what the best method(s) are to accomplish your male breast reduction.
Liposuction is an option where a fine, hollow tube is used and, once inserted, is waved back and forth to loosen and extract excess tissue through suction.
Excision is the technique where breast tissue and skin that is excessive is surgically removed. It’s also used when the areola must be reduced or repositioned.
There are some cases where Dr. Trupiano may use both methods, liposuction and excision, during the same procedure to give you the best and most natural-looking male chest contours. Depending on your circumstances and desired results, the procedure time may vary, but typically takes about one to two hours.
Who is a Good Candidate for Gyno Surgery?
You may be a candidate for a male breast reduction in Troy, MI if you have:
- Excess fat in the breast area
- Overdeveloped glandular tissue
- Excess breast skin
- Any of these characteristics in one or both breasts
- Good physical health and have a relatively normal weight
If you want details particular to your situation, call us or fill out the form on our website for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to contact you promptly to confidentially discuss your specific needs.