Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue, can be a result of weight gain, age, or genetic factors. The condition is common and can cause emotional harm in those it affects. Luckily plastic surgery offers a solution! With a male breast reduction, you can achieve a more masculine chest that you can feel comfortable showing.
The appearance of enlarged breasts is often due to the presence of stubborn fat. During a male breast reduction, this stubborn fat is eliminated using liposuction techniques. For treatment, a small incision will be made on the side of the chest, around the areola, or in the armpit to allow access for a cannula device. The cannula breaks up stubborn fat and removes the cells with a light suction. Liposuction can also be used in the abdomen or flanks for more slimming benefits.
If loose, excess tissue is the cause of enlarged breasts, patients might need a tissue excision. Incisions will be made around the areola or in the natural breast creases where they can be concealed. Tissue and unnecessary skin can then be removed for a flattened appearance.
Although a male breast reduction is intended to give permanent results, it is important to keep a healthy diet and exercise to help maintain your new masculine appearance. The removed tissue and fat cannot return, but if weight is gained in other areas, the results might become distorted. It is also important to avoid any drugs that might affect your testosterone levels which could effect your results.
If you suffer from enlarged breast tissue, you can achieve a more masculine chest with a male breast reduction. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Azouz.