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(Male Breast Reduction)
Male breast reduction removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured. Surgery to correct gynecomastia can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. The typical procedure involves a combination of power-assisted tumescent liposuction as well as tissue excision (cutting through a small incision hidden in the areola).
Gynecomastia surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them frankly with Dr. DiBello. The results of the procedure are significant and permanent. If your expectations are realistic, chances are very good that you’ll be quite satisfied with your new look.
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Gynecomastia surgery requires general anesthesia, but is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Following male breast reduction, a compression garment will need to be worn to help facilitate proper healing. Drains are rarely required, but are only in place for a few days, when needed. Most light duty activities, such as a desk job or school can usually be resumed as soon as a few days after surgery, although it is best to avoid vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, or other strenuous activity for several weeks. As you heal, there may be some mild to moderate soreness, but medications prescribed by Dr. DiBello should alleviate any potential discomfort.
Both true gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia involve the enlargement of the chest, but each condition is due to different causes. True gynecomastia deals with excess fullness in the chest mainly due to the overdevelopment of breast tissue, whereas pseudogynecomastia involves extra fat built up. True gynecomastia can sometimes involve excess fat as well, which can be addressed, if needed. Both conditions can be treated through gynecomastia surgery performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. DiBello.
If you believe you may be suffering from gynecomastia and may benefit from male breast reduction, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. DiBello.