Some men who desire a firmer, buffer, more masculine chest are troubled with stubborn gynecomastia. A great option to remove gynecomastia is male breast reduction. Plastic surgery to correct enlarged male breasts is beneficial in restoring a sense of masculinity and self-confidence. The details of your gynecomastia surgery will depend upon the severity of the symptoms as well as your desired outcome.
Gynecomastia is a medical condition where male breasts grow beyond their normal size. The condition occurs when the glandular breast tissue swells and remains in that state.
- Abnormal swelling of the male breasts
- Male Breast tenderness
- Male breast Enlargement persists even with exercise
- Hormonal imbalance (excess of the female hormone estrogen)
- Medications (e.g., androgens, anabolic steroids, or antibiotics)
- Illicit drug use (e.g., heroin or marijuana)
- Health conditions (e.g., hypogonadism, cirrhosis of the liver, or chronic kidney failure)
Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Male Breasts
There are two ways to surgically treat gynecomastia. One method to remove male breast gland and fat is Vaser Liposuction. Another method involves an incision to remove the excess gland, fat and skin. The length of the incision depends on your individual case.
Male Breast Reduction Using Vaser Liposuction
Vaser Liposuction is a procedure done by a board certified plastic surgeon. Vaser Liposuction is a safe and FDA-approved surgery that involves the removal of excess glandular gland and fat in the male breast. Vaser Liposuction surgery is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for male breast reduction due to its lasting benefits.
Vaser Liposuction is performed under anesthesia to reduce discomfort. Excess glandular tissue will be suctioned from the chest to give it a flattened, masculine look. If surgery with excision is necessary, excess skin will be removed to tighten the remaining skin around the chest. Dr. Katzen will then sculpt and contour the chest to improve its masculine appearance.
Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction offers long-lasting physical and psychological benefits. A flattened and contoured chest is the most noticeable result. Some men reported feeling instant self-confidence. Finally they can wear tight shirts, go to the gym without feeling ashamed, and go swimming in public. They bask in the opportunity of being able to resume an active social life without feeling self-conscious, embarrassed, or judged about their appearance.
Enlarged male breasts should not have the power to take away your sense of masculinity. Setting up a consultation with Dr. Katzen can be the first step to improving your appearance and your overall quality of life! Contact Dr. Katzen’s office today to schedule your consultation! Dr. Katzen has offices located in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA.