How to Get Rid of Male Breasts | Thomas Taylor, M.D.


How to Get Rid of Male Breasts

Posted October 22, 2016 in Blog, Gynecomastia Surgery, Liposuction, Male Plastic Surgery

The female body feature that many men adore is the same body flaw some men can develop: breasts. Since the breasts are often seen as a symbol of femininity, it is isn’t surprising that men can feel humiliated when they have enlarged breasts. Men with the presence of female-like breasts may feel embarrassed engaging in activities that involve removing their shirt, such as going to the beach or laying out by the pool. Some men experience more than emotional distress and have to avoid strenuous activities due to physical pain provoked by overly large breasts.

What causes enlarged male breasts?

Male breasts are caused by a condition known as gynecomastia. Men of all ages can suffer from gynecomastia. Due to certain factors, such as hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of certain drugs, some men may develop enlarged breasts.

Gynecomastia can be characterized in different ways, such as:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue
  • Excess breast skin
  • Unilaterally (in one breast)
  • Bilaterally (in both breasts)

What is gynecomastia surgery?

before-and-after-gynecomastia-surgeryTo put an end to their emotional and physical agony, many men try to find the solution to their gynecomastia with diet, exercise, or “magical pills” to no avail. At-home treatments are no match against treating excess glandular tissue and fat. Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, is an ideal procedure for men suffering from overly large male breasts. Male breast reduction may be performed in different ways depending on the severity of fat, glandular tissue, and skin needing to be removed. The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to provide a firmer, more masculine chest that complements a man’s entire frame.

Gynecomastia Surgery Techniques

Dr. Taylor will design an individualized surgery plan for each patient. To correct gynecomastia, he will perform one or a combination of the following techniques.

  • Liposuction: Removes fat tissue by using the time-tested tumescent liposuction technique that involves injecting a solution to break up the fat before removal. Then, using the power-assisted or ultrasound-assisted (UAL) technique, the fat is suctioned through a thin, hollow tube (cannula) that is hooked up to a vacuum device.
  • Surgical tissue excision: Gets rid of excess glandular tissue or actual breast tissue  and stretched skin with surgical excision. Incisions are made around the areolas or along the natural chest contours depending on the severity of excess skin and sagging. Skin and glandular tissue are removed, and the areolas are repositioned if needed.

If you are suffering from gynecomastia, you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery. Dr. Taylor is an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you to achieve a more masculine appearance. Schedule your consultation by calling us at (626) 577-7730 or by filling out our online contact form.

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