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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.
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.
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.
You may be a candidate for a male breast reduction in Troy, MI if you have:
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.
In most cases, as the swelling goes down, you’ll be able to see the initial results quickly. After about three months, you’ll see the final, permanent results – a more masculine chest contour that’s flattering and muscular.
Your recovery time will vary, but on the average, you can return to your job in about one week. You should be able to return to other normal activities after seven days.
Dressings or sterile bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or a support garment is sometimes used to minimize swelling, and to support your new chest shape as you heal after surgery. A narrow, small tube may be temporarily placed in the area to drain any excess fluid.
Dr. Trupiano will give you detailed instructions for your particular follow-up care, including how to care for the surgical site. If you have drains, their care will also be included in your instructions. Prescribed medications to use topically or orally may also be given. These medications help reduce any possibility of infection as well as to help with pain (if needed). You will also be given an appointment to see the doctor for a follow-up visit.
When you choose a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, you can be confident your choice is a qualified, extensively trained plastic surgeon who has a board certification.
Dr. Trupiano is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly qualified and reputable with extensive experience in male breast reduction procedures. Dr. Trupiano is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. His solo, private practice in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is located in Troy and also serves the Birmingham, Rochester Hills and Detroit, Michigan areas.
The costs for gyno surgery varies widely, and since your situation is unique, consult with your doctor. Your plastic surgeon’s fees are based on the doctor’s experience, the anesthesia used, the procedure type (whether lipo, excision, or both) and the office’s location.
Male breast reduction surgery costs will include:
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your locale for a male breast reduction, please keep in mind that the surgeon’s experience and certifications, as well as your comfort with the particular doctor, should rank just as high as the final cost of the surgery.
Most healthcare insurers don’t cover correction of gynecomastia. It’s important to review your own insurance carefully to see if this is the case, since each policy has different terms. Take a close look at yours to see if gyno surgery for men is covered. You also have the option of financing your procedure.
If you’re ready to discuss male breast reduction cosmetic surgery with a board certified plastic surgeon, please contact the office of Dr. Trupiano in Troy, Michigan. We are located at 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 1130. Call (248) 220-3310, or send us an email using the online contact form. We are conveniently located about 30 minutes from Detroit and 20 minutes from Birmingham. We look forward to talking with you soon to discuss how we can make you more masculine-looking and confident!