Male Breast Reduction – Surgical Correction for Gynecomastia
It is more common than one might think for men to have extra fat, breast tissue, and/or skin in the chest area, creating the appearance of male breasts. This condition, called gynecomastia, can be attributed to any number of causes, which may include:
- Certain medications
- Hormonal conditions
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Certain medical conditions
- Recreational drug and alcohol use
Gynecomastia can occur in men of every body type, even those who work out regularly and are quite muscular. The first step in treating gynecomastia is a thorough examination to evaluate size, shape, composition and skin quality. Once this is done, Dr. John Sarbak can determine the best surgical course of action for correcting the appearance of gynecomastia. Dr. Sarbak may use a single surgical technique or a combination of appropriate methods to yield optimal results.
Minimal Incision Gymecomastia Treatment
In some cases, gynecomastia can be corrected through surgical techniques that require only small incisions along the nipples (areolar) and/or within the armpits. For individuals with predominantly fatty breasts, liposuction alone – performed through minimal incisions – can often provide a nice result. However, when there is more breast tissue involved (which is denser and more fibrous than fat tissue), other surgical methods performed via specialized instrumentation may be employed in combination with traditional liposuction to remove tissue. These techniques may include: internal ultrasound, use of an arthroscopic shaver, or direct excision with a scalpel. Minimal incision breast reduction techniques have many advantages, which include less scarring and a faster recovery time.
Traditional Open-Incision Male Breast Reduction
When dealing with more severe cases of gynecomastia, reconstructive breast reduction techniques may be required to achieve a smooth, elevated pectoral silhouette. In these instances, excess fat, breast tissue and loose skin are all surgically removed through open incisions, which requires additional reconstructive skill when compared to minimally invasive techniques. The nipples may need to be repositioned as well to achieve a fully reconstructed end result.
Many men challenged by the presence of male breasts have sought a surgical solution to finally put an end to their gynecomastia. If you have been struggling to overcome this condition with disappointing results, it may be time to consider male breast reduction surgery with Dr. Sarbak.
Contact Dr. Sarbak for a Male Breast Reduction Consultation
For more information about gynecomastia and the male breast reduction options offered by Dr. Sarbak, please contact our practice for a consultation.
*Individual Results May Vary