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For many men across the world, taking their shirt off and revealing their chest in public can cause distress. It is estimated that 40 to 60 percent of men worldwide are affected by a condition known as gynecomastia, which is the swelling or enlargement of male breast tissue. The condition can be particularly troubling because it can affect a man’s perception of who they are. Excessive breast tissue in males is a condition that can occur for a number of reasons, including hormonal imbalances, testosterone decline and weight gain.
If you are a man and struggle with your chest because of excessive breast tissue, there is no need to worry. Male breast reduction can help contour your chest and restore your confidence—schedule a male breast reduction consultation with Dr. Catharine Haywood of Brampton Plastic Surgery
Male breast reduction is typically a combination of liposuction and excision techniques to remove unwanted fat in a man’s chest region. However, depending on the amount of fat and sagging skin, one of the two methods may be used exclusively.
If excessive breast tissue consists primarily of fat and little sagging skin, then liposuction may be utilized. The surgical procedure involves making an incision at the bottom of the areola, through which a cannula is inserted, and soft fat is removed. Incisions may also be made along the side of the chest and the natural creases of the breast.
Excision techniques will be used if enlarged male breasts are the result of excess glandular tissue. The technique is exceptional for men who have moderate to severe sagging skin in their chest region. The procedure involves making an incision at the lower border of the areola. The glandular tissue is then loosened under the skin and excised through the incision.
These two methods will be reviewed during an initial consultation with Dr. Haywood. The condition of your gynecostomia will be assessed, and the appropriate method will be determined. Your male breast reduction could include liposuction or excision techniques solely or a combination of the two.
Male breast reduction is an excellent surgical procedure for men that have an excessive amount of breast tissue and experience a lack of confidence for this reason. During an initial consultation, your condition will be examined to ensure candidacy and to decide which surgical method will best suit your needs. Dr. Haywood will also review your medical history and currently prescribed medications. Ideal patients should be in generally good health and not smoke. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to quit several weeks before and after your surgery not to impair the natural healing process.
While excessive breast tissue can develop in adolescents, the procedure should not be considered until the body has fully developed. Undergoing male breast reduction too soon can potentially harm your results if your chest region does continue to grow.
Male breast reduction is an exceptional procedure that has helped many men. Male breast reduction can do the following:
Your male breast reduction will be dependent on which surgical method is utilized. Your procedure will begin with administering either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Haywood will discuss with you what will be the best option. If you have too much fat in your breasts, Dr. Haywood will make the appropriate incisions in your chest region and insert a cannula to extract soft fat. If your condition results from too much glandular tissue, she will make an incision along the base of your areola and excise unwanted tissues. Male breast reduction typically takes approximately two hours, depending on your unique circumstances.
Before the day of your surgery, Dr. Haywood will provide you with pre-operative instructions. You should follow these instructions carefully for the days and weeks leading up to your surgery. They will help reduce the risk of complications during your procedure and your recovery period.
After you have completely healed, your chest region will be flatter and contoured to your natural physique, allowing you to live your life with greater confidence. Essentially, you will have a more masculine physique and be freed from the burden of excessive fat and tissue in your chest. Male breast reduction creates long-lasting results. Your results can be permanent so long as you maintain a healthy weight and exercise.
When a man’s chest region develops excessive glandular tissue or fat, it can damage their self-confidence. If you are a man and have developed noticeable breasts, it may feel as though you need to settle with them and continue letting them define your physique. However, you do not have to. Male breast reduction can give you a more masculine physique by removing excessive tissue and fat from your chest. Please, if you are a man and are struggling with the appearance of your chest, contact Brampton Plastic Surgery in Ontario. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Haywood by contacting 901-451-2285 or fill out our online contact form.