Male Breast Reduction
A male breast reduction is the most effective known treatment for gynaecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the chest.Gynaecomastia is characterized by the development of enlarged or swollen male breasts. This common condition can afflict men of varying age, and most adolescent cases resolve spontaneously with time. Although the exact cause of gynecomastia remains unknown, certain drug side effects are known to contribute to male breast enlargement. Gynaecomastia has also been linked to hormonal imbalances (particularly during puberty), marijuana use, steroid use, obesity, and genetics.
Gynecomastia must be distinguished from pseudo gynaecomastia or lipomastia, which refers to the presence of fat deposits in the breast area of obese men. True gynaecomastia results from growth of the glandular, or breast tissue, which is present in very small amounts in men. The condition is the most common reason for medical evaluation of the male breast.
Symptoms of Gynecomastia:
The main symptom of gynaecomastia is enlargement of either one or both breasts. The enlarged glandular tissue usually occurs in both breasts but in some cases it is unilateral. The breast growth may be uniform or uneven with respect to the nipple. It may feel rubbery or firm. The growth may appear just behind the nipple.
The breast or nipple may be painful or tender when touched.
In boys, there may be a breast bud in one or both breasts that is around the size of a quarter or nickel. These commonly occur in boys during puberty and can persist for up to two years.
It is important to distinguish gynecomastia from male breast cancer. When cancer is present, only one breast is usually affected and the tissue is not necessarily hard or firm. Cancer may also be associated with dimpling of the skin, nipple discharge, retraction of the nipple and enlarged lymph nodes under the arms.
Another problem that can cause male breast swelling is a breast abscess, although this is rare in men. Affected individuals may develop a fever or chills. The swelling may be very painful and hot to touch and skin across the swelling may appear reddish in color.
Steps of a Gynecomastia Procedure :
A gynecomastia procedure includes the following steps:
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.
In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions.
The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.
There are various liposuction techniques that may be used; the technique most appropriate in your case will be defined prior to your procedure.
Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.
Combination of Liposuction & Excision Techniques
Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery :
- Boosts Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Enjoy a More Masculine Figure
- Eases Physical Activity
- Improve Posture
- Free Your Mind