Male Breast Reduction: Gynecomastia
- Posted on: Apr 1 2012
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
- May be present on only one breast or both breasts
Causing emotional discomfort and lowering self confidence, some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Breast reduction for men, or gynecomastia surgery, is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. It is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
The incision lines for this surgery are concealed within natural contours, but some may be visible. After surgery, dressings will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
If you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large, this procedure is a good option – especially if you are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight with stabilized breast development.
For further information about male breast surgery, please visit The American Society of Plastic Surgeons or call our office at (212)472-8700 to speak with Dr. Monasebian and schedule an appointment today.
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