“Man boobs”, a harsh term labeled to men suffering from a feminine appearing chest. Each day can start with an unwanted look at his chest in the mirror, creating a destructive effect on ego and self-esteem. Because of this, men have learned to pick their clothing carefully so that they are able to conceal their chests as best they can. When this happens, those affected by the condition tend to suffer both physically and psychologically owing to the deformity. Feelings of shame, embarrassment, guilt, and inadequacy torment men with gynecomastia. The best answer to this condition is a male gynecomastia reduction procedure.
The reduction procedure 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.
Dr. Friedman approaches male gynecomastia in a stepwise, methodical fashion. If feasible, reduction can be performed solely via liposuction through several small, inconspicuous incisions. If excess glandular tissue is present in conjunction with excess fat, it may be removed through an incision camouflaged around the areola. Working through the incision, the excess glandular tissue and fat are removed, leading to a more masculine appearing chest. In the most extreme of cases, excess skin from around the areola and from the sides of the breast are excised.
When male breast-reduction surgery is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there are risks. These include infection, bruising and bleeding. The procedure may also result in noticeable incisional scars, pigment changes in the surgical area, or asymmetry. If asymmetry is significant, a second procedure may be performed to remove additional tissue. The temporary effects of breast reduction include loss of breast sensation or numbness, which may last up to a year.
Whether you’ve had excision with a scalpel or liposuction, you will feel some discomfort for a few days after surgery. However, discomfort can be controlled with medication. To help reduce swelling, Dr. Friedman will provide you with an elastic pressure garment, which you will wear continuously for several weeks to promote an improved final appearance. Although the worst of your swelling will dissipate in the first few weeks, it may take three months before the final results of your surgery are apparent.
To find out more about our Male Gynecomastia Reductions service, visit Dr. Friedman’s office locations at 7600 E Camelback Road, Suite #7, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 and 903 N. Beeline Highway, Suite A, Payson, Arizona 85541, or book an appointment by calling (480) 664-0125 today.