In 2016, it is no longer taboo to open the discussion on male plastic surgery. Men are easily catching up to women these days when it comes to upkeep and wanting to look their physical best. One of the most popular procedures men inquire about is gynecomastia, or better known as male breast reduction surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery is an abnormal enlargement of breast tissue in men, which can be present on one or both sides. It is not uncommon to have this deformity. Men of all ages and ethnicities can become insecure with unwanted breast growth due to genetics, hormonal imbalance, or even medication side effects. Though decisions opting for surgery may vary, it is universal – they do not want to have a larger chest than their significant other!
First step in seeing if you’re an ideal candidate for gynecomastia is consulting with your most trusted plastic surgeon. From there, they will decide if it is true gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia. The difference between gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia is that the first is caused by a hormonal imbalance and the second is caused by excess body fat.
Gynecomastia surgery involves reduction (removal) of fat and breast tissue from enlarged breast(s). In most patients, it will involve removal of fat tissue with liposuction. In same patients, additional removal of hard breast tissue underneath nipple/areola will need direct excision. Patients which have severe breast enlargement with large, pendulant (feminine) breasts will also need removal of excess skin similar to female breast reduction surgery. Scars are minimal, barely visible, and well hidden. Recovery is within days and practically painless.
Gynecomastia can achieve impressive results for those electing this type of surgery and selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon. Fear not, there is no more need for being embarrassed of wearing tight shirts or going to the beach. If you, or someone you know is suffering from excessive male breasts, then do yourself and them a favor and let them know Dr. Potparic is here to help!