Many men may experience the appearance of large breasts due to excess localized fat and excess glandular breast skin. Enlarged or over-developed breasts can occur at any age and is also known as, gynecomastia. This condition can result due to heredity, hormonal changes, obesity and side effects from prescription drugs. At times, some men can experience a lack of self-esteem and avoid certain sports and physical activities due to discomfort from the condition-especially during the summertime.
Due to this common condition, male breast reduction is an option that plastic surgeons offer to their patients to ease their concerns. There are two treatment options available, liposuction and excision. The surgeon uses a variety of liposuction techniques to eliminate pockets of fat in targeted areas. The excision procedure involves safely removing excess glandular tissue from the breast. The right surgeon will help you to understand and determine which procedure would provide the most benefit and the optimal desired aesthetic result. It may vary depending on each individual and the severity of the condition including the recovery time with no downtime in a homecare hospital bed.
Often, a combination of liposuction and excision is commonly used and will require a bit longer of a recovery time in comparison to only receiving liposuction. Most patients are able to return to work and normal routine after about a week. During your recovery time your surgeon will give you instructions on how to care for yourself at home. These instructions may include how to properly take care of drains, follow dosage instructions when taking prescribed medication such as antibiotics, limits on activity levels during recovery time and a guide to wearing compression garments. Your follow-up visit is about seven days after surgery.
Ideal candidates for these procedures include those who feel discomfort when participating in sports, men who are looking to improve body proportions and have an uncomfortable feeling regarding their large breasts. There are many personal reasons that will also make you an ideal candidate for treatment.
Some potential candidates for male breast reduction may have been affected emotionally from having large breasts. This is a common reason for men to get the procedure. It affects self- esteem, self-confidence and at times can cause a man to become withdrawn from participating in sports and other life/social events that they would otherwise enjoy.
Benefits include re-gaining self-confidence, wearing tight fitting clothing with pride, participating in sports, feeling unashamed of your body, participating in physical activity, exposing your chest in public when at the beach or exercising, feeling a renewed sense of self and so much more. The possibilities of how this can improve your life for the better are limitless. When you feel assured from the inside, it has the power to change your whole perception and your overall satisfaction day to day.
The results from receiving male breast reduction are permanent. Many patients enjoy a lifetime of successful results from having the procedure performed only once.
Male breast reduction is a popular option for those who have tried diet and exercise, but still do not see improvement. Los Angeles patients who choose to have the male breast reduction procedure, usually come out of the experience with advanced confidence and an overall feeling of bliss in the way that they look and feel.
For more information about Male Breast Reduction in LA, please visit Dr. Steinbrech’s clinic to set up your consultation today.