Breast augmentation has been the number one surgical cosmetic procedure for women, five years in a row. Recently, though, thanks to a plethora of new information on the Internet, the cosmetic surgery industry has seen a rise in male breast reduction surgeries. Men are beginning to understand the advances in surgical techniques, decreased recovery time, and the lifelong aesthetic benefits of breast reduction surgery. This increase in awareness is slowly removing the stigma that cosmetic surgery is only for women. Most importantly, men are able to see that there is no longer a need to suffer silently when the physical issue of gynecomastia is so easily resolved.
Gynecomastia – the Condition:
Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of large male breasts; the result of either extra glandular tissue, fatty tissue, or a combination of both. Several things can trigger this, such as a hormonal imbalance, health conditions, obesity, medication side effects, and even aging. Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair self-confidence. Too often, men with this condition avoid certain activities, such as swimming or sports, in order to hide their physical appearance.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure:
Male breast reduction surgery can improve the chest, rebuild the contours of the breast, as well as resize and reposition the nipple. After the surgery, for what may be the first time in years, a man may be able to confidently wear a tight t-shirt or shirtless at the beach.
Male breast reduction surgery is done as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia, and takes about two hours to complete. Liposuction is used to remove any excess fatty tissue, and the extra glandular tissue is eliminated. Incision locations depend on the specific needs of the patient. Scarring is minimal and is usually hidden in the natural contours of the breast.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery provides consultations for your gynecomastia procedure. Come in for a confidential, comprehensive examination, and an individualized surgical plan. A future of self-confidence and security awaits you.