Gain the Confidence You Need with Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Enlarged breasts can be a source of embarrassment for teenaged boys and men, affecting their willingness to participate in certain physical activities and their self-esteem. Gynecomastia, the clinical name for enlarged male breasts, can affect both sides of the chest, only the nipple, or the entire pectoral area. You can correct the condition with male breast reduction surgery in Las Vegas at Plastic Surgery Associates, the premier plastic surgery practice in the area.
Your path to increased self-confidence begins by requesting a consultation to meet with Dr. Terrence Higgins or Dr. Andrew G. Silver, both cosmetic plastic surgeons with extensive experience treating gynecomastia. Or, call our Las Vegas practice at 702-822-2100 to schedule an appointment.
IS MALE BREAST REDUCTION RIGHT FOR ME?
If your enlarged breasts are affecting your confidence, a male breast reduction procedure is something to consider. It’s important to remember that adolescents who are self-conscious about abnormal breasts should postpone surgery until they have finished developing. In many cases, the condition regresses to the point where corrective procedures aren’t necessary.
Good candidates for male breast reduction surgery have tried other remedies, are generally healthy, and are at a stable weight. Although excess fat tissue is one reason for enlarged breasts, there are often multiple causes of gynecomastia, including hormone imbalance and genetic conditions. Certain drugs, including steroids, have also been shown to abnormally increase breast size.
How Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
The surgical method used will depend on your specific condition. Male breast reduction surgery typically removes breast tissue and skin and can involve liposuction. Patients with good skin elasticity can expect their skin to shrink once excess glandular and fatty tissue is removed.
The most reliable treatment for gynecomastia involves making small incisions below the areolas, the dark skin surrounding the nipples, to remove excess glandular tissue. Liposuction is used to suction fat and sculpt your chest so it’s contoured and appears normal. Male breast reduction can also be combined with other body contouring procedures for certain patients.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING RECOVERY?
Although your surgeon offers you a specific recuperation timeline during your consultation, most of our male breast reduction patients have relatively comfortable and uneventful periods of recovery. We recommend a stay of 10-14 days for our out-of-town patients and will help make arrangements.
For the first few days after your surgery, you can manage any discomfort with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers. Swelling and bruising are usually maximum at 3 days and improve over the next few weeks.
“Most men we treat for gynecomastia have both glandular tissue and an amount of fatty tissue in the chest, which results in enlarged breasts. When you come in for a consultation, a physical exam will help determine the exact nature of your condition and help us craft a treatment plan.”
– Dr. Andrew G. Silver