Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Male breast reduction is meant to reduce the breast size of men who are suffering from gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition that causes excess breast tissue in males of all ages and can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness. This procedure can include liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two to create more masculine chest contours.
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Who is a Male Breast Reduction Candidate?
Males who are unhappy with the size or appearance of their breasts, have good skin elasticity, are not significantly overweight, and who do not use marijuana, steroids, or drink alcoholic beverages excessively can often benefit from male breast reduction surgery. A consultation with Dr. Cusimano will give you the opportunity to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals so that a personalized treatment plan can be created.
Before & After
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
Male breast reduction can be performed using liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two techniques. Those whose gynecomastia is caused mainly by excess fatty tissue can benefit from liposuction. This involves the insertion of a long, thin tube called a cannula to remove excess fat.
When glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed, excision can help to correct gynecomastia. This technique can also help to reduce the areola and reposition the nipple.
A combination of both liposuction and excision techniques can be used when excess fatty tissue and glandular breast tissue are present.
What to Expect After Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Following your male breast reduction procedure, you can expect to be bandaged and wearing a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your new chest contours. It is important that you avoid any vigorous shoulder movements for the first few days, and avoid lifting your arms up vertically. Redness and swelling are expected, and any pain that occurs can be controlled with pain medication. Overall, the recovery timeframe will depend on how extensive your procedure was. The average patient can usually return to work in about a week. Following Dr. Cusimano’s post-op instructions can help to ensure best results.
Male Breast reduction FAQS
CAN GUYS DEVELOP BREASTS?
Men can develop breasts due to several factors including hormone imbalance or side effects of medication. This condition is known as gynecomastia.
CAN YOU GET RID OF GYNECOMASTIA WITHOUT SURGERY?
Some cases of gynecomastia will resolve, such as those caused by weight gain or during puberty. True gynecomastia must be addressed surgically.
CAN GYNECOMASTIA BE CURED WITHOUT SURGERY?
Some men with enlarged breasts can cure the condition through nonsurgical methods such as losing weight or changing prescriptions alone. Others will require surgery.
CAN YOU REDUCE BREAST SIZE WITHOUT SURGERY?
If gynecomastia is caused by excess glandular tissue rather than fat, surgery is required to reduce breast size.
CAN GYNECOMASTIA GROW BACK AFTER SURGERY?
It is possible, but extremely uncommon, for gynecomastia to grow back after surgery.
CAN THYROID PROBLEMS CAUSE GYNECOMASTIA?
Certain thyroid conditions have been associated with gynecomastia because of its effect on hormones. It’s important to speak with your regular physician about gynecomastia causes when looking at your treatment options.
DOES GYNECOMASTIA COME AFTER SURGERY?
Gynecomastia can come back after surgery if you don’t maintain a healthy and stable weight. It’s also important to address any other possible lifestyle causes like drug and alcohol use.
DOES GYNECOMASTIA GO AWAY WITH WEIGHT LOSS?
In many cases, gynecomastia will go away with weight loss. However, men at an otherwise healthy weight can still experience gynecomastia that is caused by other factors.
DOES GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY LEAVE SCARS?
Any surgery will leave behind scars. However, you can take steps to minimize their appearance during your recovery.
HOW CAN GYNECOMASTIA BE PREVENTED?
Gynecomastia can often be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle, avoiding drug and alcohol use, and avoiding the use of certain medications.