The overdevelopment of male breasts, a condition also known as gynecomastia, affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. This condition can be caused by anything from a hormonal imbalance to side effects from drugs, or it can occur for no particular reason at all. No matter what the cause may be, however, this condition can easily become quite a serious problem in just about any man’s life.
More About the Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breast reduction surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and typically takes one to three hours. Anthony A. Admire might use one of several different techniques during your surgery, depending on the extent of the procedure. If your enlarged breasts are primarily caused by excessive fatty tissue, for example, liposuction can remove the excess fat through incisions may be made around the edges of the areola, or in the underarm. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause of the enlarged breast, the tissue will be excised in addition to the liposuction.
In more severe instances, where large amounts of fat or glandular tissue must be removed, excess skin may remain that has not reshaped well to the new contour of the breast.
In these cases, the excess skin may have to be removed, as well. Anthony A. Admire will then close the incisions using sutures, before covering them with a dressing and firmly wrapping your chest, to keep the skin properly in place.