A male breast reduction is the most effective treatment known for gynecomastia or enlarged male boobs. This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour on the chest.
Due to genetics, the use of certain medications or other unspecified reasons, some men develop the appearance of enlarged breasts. It is estimated that up to 50% of men in the United States experience some degree of gynecomastia during their lifetime. Gynecomastia can occur at any age, and male breast reduction can be performed safely and successfully in adolescents and adult men alike.
Steps involved in Gynecomastia Procedure
Medications are given during surgical procedures. Options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.
2. Liposuction Technique
Due to advances in liposuction technology, which have resulted in a large-scale of less invasive techniques.
In this technique, 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.
3. Tissue Excision technique
More severe cases of gynecomastia may require surgical tissue excision to achieve optimal results. Additionally, patients who have stretched, sagging skin around the breasts will usually require this approach.
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.
4. Combination of liposuction & excision techniques
Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
Male breast reduction is one of the more straightforward cosmetic surgery procedures, but excellent results require a skilled approach that can only come from specialized training and experience. You need to vet potential doctors carefully to find the best gynecomastia cosmetic surgeon who can perform the procedure safely and achieve the results you desire.