Men

Gynecomastia

Overview

Counteract an unnatural enlargement of the male breasts through a gynecomastia surgery to restore your masculine self-esteem and quality of life.

Men who have overdeveloped breast tissue suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, which may be caused by hormonal changes, genetics, disease, or substance use. While gynecomastia is not usually a serious medical problem, it can take a significant psychological toll. It can negatively impact self-esteem and quality of life, making it difficult to go shirtless or engage in intimacy with confidence.
If you are one of the many men struggling with gynecomastia, you know all too well how this condition affects your ability to nurture personal relationships or even enjoy a day at the beach. Fortunately, there is a surgical procedure that reverses the symptoms of gynecomastia with permanent results in most cases. The breast reduction surgery for men we perform, involves removing excess breast tissue and restoring masculinity to the chest.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a result of overdevelopment of one or both breasts in boys and men. Many of these cases are due to hormonal fluctuations during puberty, and the condition resolves on its own over time. Other causes of gynecomastia might include:
  • Some prescription medications
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Some types of cancer
  • Use of illegal street drugs
  • Injury or trauma to the chest
  • Obesity
Pinpointing the cause of gynecomastia is an important step, because eliminating the cause when appropriate may resolve the condition without the need for surgery. For example, if a medication is the culprit, stopping the medication may effectively treat the problem. A distinction should be made as to whether the excess tissue is glandular or fatty as well, because treatment methods may be different for the two.

Gynecomastia approaches

Liposuction

When the enlarged breasts are primarily due to fatty tissue, liposuction may be all that is needed to produce the contour you want. IMAGN INSTITUTE offers a variety of liposuction techniques for men that allow to tailor your procedure to your precise needs and body proportions. The final result is natural and long-lasting, and leaves little or no visible scarring behind.

Surgical Excision

When glandular tissue must be removed, the reduction technique of choice is usually surgical excision. During this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions either around the areola or in the natural folds of skin on the underside of the breast. The right incision for you will depend in large part on the amount of tissue and skin that need to be removed. No matter which incision is used, great care is put on ensuring that visible scarring after your procedure is minimal.

Combination Procedure

Some men might see the best results with a combination of liposuction and surgical excision. In this case, the surgeon may begin with the surgical removal of tissue and skin, using the liposuction option during the procedure to remove unwanted fat pockets and further sculpt the chest contour. The same incisions are used for both procedures, so there is no concern over additional scarring with this technique.

The procedure
at a glance

Surgery Duration

1 to 2 hours

Anesthesia

Local or general

Hospital Stay

Not required

Time off work

1 week

The Recovery Process

There is usually some swelling and discomfort after breast reduction surgery, which can be managed with oral medication and a compression garment. Men can return to work within a week or so, though it may be a bit longer before you feel ready to go bare-chested at the pool or beach, since the incisions may take a few months to heal fully. It is also important to protect those incisions from UV rays, as sun exposure can complicate the healing process.

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