Male Breast Reduction
The appearance of male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, is becoming more prevalent and can greatly affect the self-esteem and psychological wellness of boys and men appearing to have this confidence-crippling condition. Fortunately, we live in a world where technological and medically-advanced procedures have proven immensely beneficial in helping eager patients look and feel better about themselves, and using these procedures to positively address gynecomastia is no exception.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance between testosterone and estrogen levels, usually showing higher levels of estrogen relative to a male patient’s testosterone and other androgen levels. This can result in the appearance of more substantial breast tissue in boys and men. Males may find more fat and breast tissue appearing in one breast than the other, leaving their chest looking imbalanced and asymmetrical. Other men may find excessive fat and breast tissue displaced evenly between both breasts.
Typically, gynecomastia isn’t a serious medical problem. It can also appear at any age. However it can be tough to cope with the condition, as men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes feel pain in their breasts or may feel embarrassed and uncomfortable with the way their clothes fit, as well as the way they may look at a public pool or beach, or in an intimate scenario.
Fortunately, the removal of excessive male breast tissue can be achieved through liposuction with minimal recovery time and chance of complication.
Treating Gynecomastia with Liposuction
When performed by a highly-accredited, experienced and board-certified surgeon like Elements’ Dr. Adibfar, liposuction proves an optimal option for removing excess breast tissue or fat from a male patient’s chest. Generally speaking, after the patient is given anesthesia, Dr. Adibfar makes small incisions which allow for the extra tissue to be removed. A very small tube is then inserted and moved in a slow controlled motion to loosen the excess fat and eventually suction it out of the breast. Although it may sound fairly straightforward, Dr. Adibfar has expertly-crafted his techniques, specific to gynecomastia surgery, using his extensive experience resulting in incredibly satisfied and happy patients.
Immediately after surgery, patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting or any strenuous activity that could potentially hinder the recovery process. While the surgery does offer long-lasting results, patients should maintain a healthy diet that encourages hormonal balance, along with regular physical activity and adequate stress management.
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