WHAT IS MALE BREAST REDUCTION?
Gynecomastia is commonly referred to as man boobs and refers to a medical condition in which men and boys develop abnormal mammary gland or fatty breast tissue causing the breasts to appear large and swollen like a woman’s. Gynecomastia has multiple causes and affects men of any age, but the condition appears most often during puberty, sometimes lasting throughout life.It can affect one or both of a man’s breasts. The condition is usually caused by an imbalance of androgen and estrogen hormones. The condition does not respond to diet or exercise and for this reason, many men and boys turn to permanent breast reduction surgery to eliminate the problem once and for all.
BENEFITS OF MALE BREAST REDUCTION
Correction of gynecomastia or male breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat in the breasts and chest of boys and men that may cause physical pain and social embarrassment. Male breast reduction is a quick and safe solution for boys and men suffering from gynecomastia. For many men and boys, this is a key factor in restoring or building their confidence and self-esteem as men. This simple and common procedure uses liposuction to suction out excess fat tissue and tightens sagging skin, yielding a flatter, smoother, and more masculine chest contour.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY AFTER GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY?
Most patients undergoing this procedure spend one to two weeks away from work, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for up to two months. During this time, a compression garment is worn to support the chest tissues as they heal. Common side effects include soreness, tenderness, bruising and swelling. Temporary skin numbness is also common.
HOW MUCH DOES GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY COST?
The cost for male breast reduction for gynecomastia is dependent on the amount and composition of tissue being removed and other factors. Financing is available.
To learn more about this procedure, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberly, MD, DDS of the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery .