Man Boobs? Consider Male Breast Reduction

The term ‘man boobs’ has come to negatively refer to excess breast tissue on a man. For some men, this is not caused by excessive weight gain, but instead by a medical condition known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia occurs when a hormone imbalance causes a man to develop enlarged breasts. This can be uncomfortable and embarrassing and many men are reluctant to discuss this sensitive issue with their doctor. However, a breast reduction surgery may help you feel confident again. Here’s what you need to know about male breast reduction. Man Boobs? Consider Male Breast Reduction - William Franckle MD FACS

What Happens During a Male Breast Reduction?

Dr. Franckle will begin by making an incision around the nipple or in the creases of the chest, through which fat and glandular tissue can be removed. This is an outpatient procedure done either under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. After the procedure, most patients experience some soreness and swelling but can return to normal activities in about a week and exercise within two weeks. A compression garment is worn for two to three weeks post-procedure to help reduce swelling and facilitate healing.

Gynecomastia Surgery Results

The removal of excess breast tissue can help create a more masculine chest with a more sculpted appearance. While weight gain can cause a recurrence of the enlargement, in most cases surgical results are permanent when a healthy weight is maintained.

Am I a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction is safe for most people who experience gynecomastia. Unless breast growth is severe, this procedure is not typically used for adolescents. You should be in good health and at a healthy weight before undergoing this surgery. Weight gain, steroid use, and medication that contains testosterone can cause gynecomastia to recur.

Up to 50 percent of men experience gynecomastia at some point, and it’s typically not a serious health concern. However, if you’re bothered by the appearance of ‘man boobs’ or large breast tissue and avoid activities where your bare chest is shown, consult with Dr. Franckle, an experienced plastic surgeon who can determine whether you are a candidate for male breast reduction.

Dr. William Franckle, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Male plastic surgery doesn’t carry the stigma it once did. In fact, male cosmetic procedures have gone up 29% since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Men of all ages and all walks of life are seeking to reach their aesthetic goals with an interest in plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments. Dr. William Franckle is dedicated to providing the most advanced options with his attention to detail and meticulous skill. His artistic eye and thoughtful approach, make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as gynecomastia (male chest sculpting), rhinoplasty (nose job), male facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers). As more and more men opt for cosmetic surgery, it’s important to stay informed about what these surgeries entail. Learn more about the types of male cosmetic surgery William Franckle, MD, FACS. offers.

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