Since the origin of humankind, men and women have had clear physical differences between them. The chest is one of the key parts of the body that tells others whether you are a man or a woman. If you are male and your chest portrays a more feminine appearance due to gynecomastia, male breast reduction can give your body a more masculine appearance.
Gynecomastia refers to the male condition of having excess fat around the pectoral muscles and overdeveloped glandular breast tissue. Commonly conceived as male breasts, gynecomastia may occur to some degree or another in many grown men and up to 70 percent of adolescent males. Common causes are genetics, aging, hormonal changes or imbalances, medications, steroids, and weight gain. Most males with gynecomastia find the condition embarrassing and psychologically distressing, and many will experience some form of social stigma. Gynecomastia is benign and will not harm your physical health, but if it bothers you, male breast reduction can remove the excess fat and glandular tissue from your chest area to recreate a more masculine chest.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Most men desire a firm and toned chest. Gynecomastia surgery can create a more natural and masculine chest contour to give you more confidence and comfort in your body. Male breast reduction includes liposuction to remove localized fat and surgical excision to remove glandular tissue and excess skin. In the end, the remaining natural tissues are draped to create a more defined and firm chest. Those with more extreme cases of gynecomastia surgery may also have their nipples and areolas repositioned. In most cases, the surgery can be without the use of general anesthesia, which results in quicker recovery and increased safety.
Male breast reduction surgery permanently eliminates overdeveloped glandular tissue and improves the contours of the chest. With a maintained body weight, cessation of steroids or medications that may be causing the condition, and treatment for health conditions that may be causing gynecomastia, your results from gynecomastia surgery can be permanent. You will be able to enjoy having a more masculine chest for years to come.
Dr. Michael Jazayeri is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and offers free initial consultations by appointment. To schedule your consultation for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Jazayeri, please call 714.834.0101 today or complete our online contact form at your convenience.