Enlargement of the male chest is a fairly common condition known as gynecomastia, and while most causes go unknown the condition has been associated with certain drugs and medical conditions. A male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia, can be defined as excess tissue on a male chest. That tissue is either fat or breast tissue (gland) and most often a combination of both. Gynecomastia develops when that breast tissue begins to increase or there is fat tissue added as well. There is no diet, no exercise, no pills, no injections, etc. which can provide any substantial improvement other than performing a male breast reduction procedure. Once the male breast reduction procedure or gynecomastia is performed and all the excess tissue is removed, the results are long lasting and the tissue do not re-grow.
A male breast reduction improves the contour of the chest to create a firmer, flatter appearance. For many men, this improves their self confidence and self esteem as well. Similar in many ways to the breast reduction procedure for women, male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia, removes fat and some glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases, excess skin as well. The result: a firmer, flatter, better-contoured and masculine-like chest.
The presence of gynecomastia has a profound physical and emotional effect on a man. For young and sensitive adolescent boys, it may lead to isolation, poor self image, loss of self esteem, reluctance to socialize with women and even poor grades at school. It is a source of continued embarrassment and emotional distress. If you would like to reduce your enlarged sagging breasts due to massive weight loss or even because of your genetics. If you prefer to reshape your puffy or enlarged nipples to balance out the size of the nipples, and increase your confidence in the clothes that you wear or even when you are shirtless, this procedure is for you.
Men with large or sagging breasts can be both physically and emotionally uncomfortable, often restricting themselves from certain activities because they feel self-conscious about their breast size. Best candidates for male breast reduction include physically healthy men who are looking to improve breasts that are more feminine than masculine in appearance. The best results are often achieved on those with firm, elastic skin. A male breast reduction is not advised for individuals who drink or smoke heavily or take steroids until all habits have been stopped. A male breast reduction is also not recommended for obese men or overweight men who have not yet tried to improve their breast appearance through exercise and weight loss. If you need to remove excess body fat, refer to liposuction and or a tummy tuck as an addition to a male breast reduction.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker may perform a male breast reduction procedure onsite at their Beverly Hills Wellness Surgery Center; a state of the art JCAHO-certified facility. A male breast reduction procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts two or more hours. One or both breasts may be treated as needed. If the enlargement is primarily caused by excess fatty tissue, this can be removed with liposuction alone. If excess glandular tissue and skin are involved, this will require excision. Often a combination of the two techniques is needed for a male breast reduction procedure.
Patients are prescribed medication after a male breast reduction procedure due to the common bruising and swelling in the first few weeks after the operation. An elastic pressure garment will need to be worn around the clock for the first two weeks and then only at night for several weeks more. Stitches are then removed within one to two weeks. Our Beverly Hills patients are often able to return to work one week after a male breast reduction. However, strenuous activities will need to be avoided for a minimum of three weeks. It’s also advised that sex be postponed for a couple of weeks. The scars should be protected from sun exposure for at least six months after a male breast reduction procedure.
After a male breast reduction procedure, it is normal to feel sore and have some bruising and swelling. Dr. Kapoor or Dr. Schlenker will prescribe medication that will help you feel more comfortable during the first day or two following your surgery. Wearing a prescribed elasticized bandage will help alleviate swelling. You’ll be advised to wear this for a couple of weeks, particularly at night when sleeping. Dr. Kapoor or Dr. Schlenker will give you detailed postoperative instructions that will help you feel comfortable and enhanced the healing process.
Recovery time varies depending upon the surgeon and techniques used. You may shower the next day after your male breast reduction operation, but it is mandatory that you wear a compression vest for a month before and after your shower. You may start light exercise after 3 weeks and return to normal physical activities without restrictions after 6 weeks recovery from Beverly Hills male breast reduction procedure. Restrictions may vary slightly with different surgeons therefore be sure to check in with Dr. Kapoor and or with Dr. Schlenker before you choose to hit the gym.
While the majority of swelling is gone in one month final results may take several months. The skin still may not be tight if there was a large amount of excess skin before the male breast reduction procedure. In rare instances, some excess skin may need to be removed after healing has taken place to achieve optimal results. Do not forget to discuss the possibility of needing revisions with Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker at your initial consultation. Rests assure that Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker make every effort to minimize the need for additional revision surgery so that you may have a result that will last a lifetime.
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Dr. Kapoor was amazing!! I did my research for years before I chose a doctor. I chose him because I felt that he genuinely cared about what I was doing and wasn't trying to sell me on procedures. He gave me great advice about my procedure and made me feel comfortable. I'd recommend him to everyone.
I search for a plastic surgeon for about 5 years. Dr Kapoor was the answer to my prayers! He was really kind, informative and patient, allowing me to ask questions in order to feel more comfortable about my procedure.