Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) is a common problem that may affect as many as 60 percent of all men at some point in their lives. Despite its prevalence, gynecomastia is a painfully embarrassing condition for many men, interfering with their personal lives and their quality of life overall. Fortunately, there is an effective surgical cure for gynecomastia that will eliminate the condition and restore a more masculine body profile.

Male Breast Reduction 101

Male breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and tissue from the breasts to create a flatter, more masculine body contour. The procedure may be recommended for men that have enlarged breasts for nearly any reason, including hormonal fluctuations, some medical conditions and some types of medication. In most cases, male breast reduction offers permanent results and is the only effective option for men suffering from this condition.

3 Reasons to Consider Male Breast Reduction

There are a number of reasons to consider a male breast reduction procedure:

Outpatient Procedure, Quick Recovery

Male breast reduction is usually performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. This means patients are able to return home the same day as the surgery, allowing them to do all of their recovery from the comfort of home. The procedure typically takes a few hours to complete and patients remain in recovery for an additional hour or two before they are free to go home.

Most men find the recovery process from breast reduction surgery to be quicker and more comfortable than they expect. Post-operative discomfort can usually be successfully managed with oral pain medication and swelling and other side effects subside within a few days after the procedure. The majority of men that undergo male breast reduction are able to return to work and other activities within 1-2 weeks.

Dramatic and Permanent Results

Results from breast reduction surgery can be seen right away and continue to improve as the body heals. Excess breast tissue is gone and the chest appears flatter and proportionate to the rest of the male contour. Breast reduction surgery also offers permanent results for most men, as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery. It is important to address any potential causes of the breast growth prior to the procedure, to ensure the results are maintained as well.

Restores More than Body Contour

While the primary result of breast reduction surgery is a more masculine body contour, the benefits of the procedure reach much further. Men that undergo this procedure tend to have a restored sense of self-confidence after surgery that carries through every aspect of their lives. Many find they are able to participate in activities or wear certain types of clothing that they avoided prior to their procedure. Breast reduction surgery may make them more comfortable with their intimate encounters as well.

If you are one of the many men that suffer with enlarged male breasts, help is available. Dr. Kaweski at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery is experienced in breast reduction surgery and has worked with dozens of men to help them achieve their aesthetic goals in this area.

To schedule your private consultation with Dr. Kaweski, contact Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876.